Public Schools in Baldwin County to Celebrate Spring Walk to School Day
Public Schools in Baldwin County will celebrate Spring Walk to School Day on April 5, 2023. Students, parents, and teachers will be walking to school along with community leaders and volunteers.
Walk to School Day raises awareness for the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasizes the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. These events also build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.
The event is being organized by the Baldwin County SRTS Steering Committee in partnership with Baldwin County Trailblazers, the Eastern Shore MPO and all three public school systems: Baldwin County Public Schools, Gulf Shores City Schools, and Orange Beach City Schools. The STRS Steering Committee is dedicated to encouraging all schools in Baldwin to explore ways to reduce barriers to students having a safe route to walk/bike to their local schools. The Baldwin County Trailblazers have a 20+ year history of advocating for SRTS. The Trailblazers also manage the only daily Walking School Bus program in the state at Fairhope West Elementary School.