Skip school traffic during Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 12

Updated October 06, 2022

Walk & Roll to School Day is an event that is recognized nationally every October to encourage traveling to school through non-motorized modes, including walking, riding a bike, rollerblading, scootering, or skateboarding.  

The event helps to alleviate traffic congestion around busy neighborhood school drop off locations, as well as improves overall health by providing daily physical activity.

This year’s event is Wednesday, October 12th, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate everyday on your own! Below are some things you and your family can do to make walking, biking, or riding a part of your routine.

  • Walk, bicycle, or roll with your child to school at least one day a week, or encourage them to do so with friends
  • If you live far away, use a Drop & Walk location and walk the rest of the way to school (Drop & Walk)
  • Teach your child the rules of the road and how to deal with strangers
  • Look at the interactive map to see Safe Routes to School to travel safely (SafeRoutes)
  • If you have traffic safety concerns, talk to your school administrators and City of Roseville Safe Routes to School staff

As a reminder, while you are outside walking, rolling, or pedaling to school, make sure to do so safely. Here are some tips:

If you're walking or rolling:

  • Make yourself visible with brightly colored clothes
  • Always walk on sidewalks. If none are available, walk facing traffic, as far to the left as possible
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street
  • Bike in the same direction as traffic
  • Wear a properly-fitted helmet
  • Stay alert to your surroundings
If you're driving:
  • Stay alert and yield to pedestrians
  • Watch your speed in school zones and neighborhoods
  • Be cautious when backing up
  • Never use your phone while driving
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