In New York City, about 80 percent of kids walk to school. This is amazingly high compared to the national average of about 13 percent.
On October 7, over 40 countries celebrated International Walk to School Day. In New York City, Livable Streets Education and the National Center for Safe Routes to School hosted a walk to school celebration in Washington Square Park in conjunction with the Walk 21 Conference.
After students participated in activities promoting better urban mobility, Gil Penalosa spoke to the students and beatbox master Rahzel performed.
Content from StreeFilms.org: http://www.streetfilms.org/walk-to-school-day-nyc/#more-16411