During the month of October, we call attention to walking and the importance of drivers watching for people walking on sidewalks, parking lots and crossing streets. Walking is an activity that is part of all of our lives whether we walk to school or work, exercise or simply walk from our homes to our cars and the places we are going.
There are lots of fun events coming up across the state where people will be out walking. We all have the right to feel safe. Yet, in Wisconsin the number of pedestrian fatalities is alarming. As of September 30th, 32 people have been killed walking. We can all do our part to change this by driving at or below the speed limit, being alert and allowing people to cross the street. Watch this video to see how you can help. watch?v=jgfyzZBXZGI.
All across Wisconsin kids and families will celebrate Natrional Walk to School Day on October 10th.
Perennial walk/bike supporters in MPS are hosting fun events including walking school buses, bike trains, meet ups, and school spirit days.
East Central Region
Lots of great info and events happening check this link for info
Safe Kids Oconto County is excited to have 2 Oconto County schools participate in International Walk to School Day this year! Lena School District and Oconto Elementary will be participating. The events are taking place in the morning, before school starts, on Wednesday, October 10th. We have developed a number of new partnerships with the events and the communities/schools are very excited! FedEx is the program sponsor for this event.
La Crosse County
La Crosse County has 14 walking school buses. The first walking school bus in La Crosse School began in 2008 and the last to join the fleet came in 2018.
Hamilton-SOTA I Elementary
State Road Elementary
Summit Elementary Emerson Elementary
Southern Bluffs Elementary
Mt. Calvary Grace School
Cathedral Elementary School
Northern Hills Elementary
Irving Pertzsch Elementary
Eagle Bluff Elementary
13. West Salem Elementary
There are lots of other events to celebrate walking. La Crosse events include:
October 13th Historic Downtown Day :
9:30-10:30 Walk with a Doc Meet at Burns Park, 7th and Main Street
10:00-10:45 Heritage Walk of Franciscan Neighborhood Begins at Viterbo University Reinhart Center, 900 Viterbo Drive
10:00-2:00 La Crosse History Hunt – Scavenger Hunt Begins at 326 Pearl Street no pre-registration required
11:00-12:15 Guided Architectural Walking Tour Meets at 200 Main Street
UW-L Students for Sustainability and Emerson Elementary School Students’ Nature walk
People out everywhere walking in costumes having fun. Let’s do our part to allow people to feel comfortable walking everyday!