International Walk + Roll to School Day 2022

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A number of people ride bikes down a street with a 20mph speed limit sign. There are adults and children riding in a group headed away from the camera. One youth rider on a pink bike is wearing a blue and white helmet and white t-shirt. Their hair hangs down their back in braids.
This year International Walk + Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 12! Sign up to take part in this fun day celebrating kids and families walking and rolling to school.

Walk + Roll to School Day is a great way to encourage healthy habits and host a fun community event as students and families kick off a new school year. 

Register Your School

Register your school and order incentives here! 

International Walk + Roll to School Day is on October 12, 2022.

Please order prizes by Monday, October 3rd to ensure on-time delivery.

Prize Information

Choose from a number of fun prizes, including reflective shoelaces and stickers, pencils, safety lights, and child-sized face masks. 

Three images of purple and green reflective shoelaces, school bus yellow Walk+Roll pencils, and reflective emoji stickers that are flourescent yellow
Examples of some prizes available. Child-sized face masks and safety lights are also available.

Celebration ideas

Here are a few ideas for how to celebrate Walk + Roll Day with your school community. 

How-to Guides for Walk + Roll Groups:

From the SRTS National Partnership:

Resources for families and students

Share walking, biking, and rolling resources with your school communities as part of Walk + Roll Day celebrations!

MAPS

Neighborhood maps feature pedestrian paths, transit stops, libraries, parks and other community resources. 

Portland Neighborhood Walking Maps

The digital bike map shows bike shops, biking options such as neighborhood greenways and protected bike lanes, as well as difficult intersections and connections.

Interactive Digital Citywide Bike Map 

TRAVEL TOOLS

Bikes:

Checklist for getting started on a bike

How to Fit a Helmet

All Wheels:

Back to School Travel Resources, including transit

Places to bike, skate & scoot in Portland

Personal Safety:

Information about being an active bystander, & resources for reporting hate or bias incidents.

Personal Safety Resources

INSPIRATION

Share these fun, short videos that show Portlanders getting around by climate-friendly ways of travel. You might even spot the Unipiper! 

Walk + Roll Day History

International Walk + Roll to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and rolling to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event and over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Connect with us

Want to start walking, biking, or rolling groups at your school? Or carpools? Safe Routes to School can serve as a support and resource for you to get moving. 

Reach out to us and we will see how we can help:

Email: saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-1171 (message line)

Facebook: @PBOTSafeRoutes
Instagram: @saferoutespdx