Many more Ashburn students than usual
will take the sidewalk to school Wednesday instead of the school bus as part of
Walk (or Bike) to School Day.
The event started in Chicago in the late 1990s and is sponsored by the Partnership for a Walkable America. More than 3,500 schools are participating in the United States alone.
The goals are to raise awareness about alternative transportation, safe routes to school and the health benefits of walking or biking.
Law enforcement is asking drivers to be especially cautious around schools Wednesday.
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. The high temperature is expected to be in the mid 60s.
Cedar Lane Elementary School
Benefits of Walking and Walk at School
Dominion Trail Elementary School
Dominion Trail Walks 2013
Hillside Elementary School
Hillside walk to school day
Sanders Corner Elementary School
Walk to School Day every month