Walk to School Day Set for Wednesday in Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA - Get your kids' tennis shoes tied tight Wednesday morning.

It's Walk to School day in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg City Schools event has designated several drop off sites for your little ones to walk to school.

There is a new addition to the drop off sites this year, Paul Munro.

The day is designed to get kids walking or biking to school safely.

After the first Walk to School Day in 2011, the program culminated in a successful application to VDOT to provide infrastructure improvements around Perrymont, T. C. Miller, and Dearington in the coming year.

So Wednesdsay morning, be on the lookout for large groups of kids.

This year's walk will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at designated drop off sites for Perrymont, T. C. Miller, Dearington, Linkhorne, R. S. Payne, William Marvin Bass, and new to the walk this year, Paul Munro.

Similar events are hosted across the country and worldwide to build safer routes for children to walk and bike to local schools, to remind motorists to be alert and drive accordingly around school facilities, and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children.