International Walk & Roll to School Day is October 6, 2021

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Cartoon image of people walking, biking, skateboarding and using a wheelchair

Banner artwork created by Annika, an 8th grader at James Denman Middle School, as part of 2020’s Walk & Roll to School art contest

On Wednesday, October 6, thousands of students across San Francisco will walk, bike, scoot and roll to school. Walking and rolling is a fun and healthy way for families to get to to the classroom. Schools also benefit from Walk & Roll because it eases traffic congestion around schools during drop off and pick up times.

Hosted by the SF Safe Routes to School partnership, this event builds year-long excitement around getting to school in people-powered ways that are good for our health, environment and communities, as well as promoting COVID-19 safety.

San Francisco Unified School District elementary classrooms will compete for the highest participation, with a prize package for the top 30 classrooms in the district.

Middle and high school students: help get the word out to your classmates about the 2021 Walk & Roll to School Day by sharing this video:

We want as many middle and high school students to use human-powered ways to get around on Wednesday, October 6! Submit your participation form here on the day of the event to win prizes, too.

The SF Safe Routes to School team is available to assist students, caregivers, teachers and principals on how to get started. To learn more, visit

This project was made possible in part by Proposition K sales tax dollars provided by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.