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Kids ride free for Walk to School Week, Oct 5-9

Kids ride free for Walk to School Week, Oct 5-9

Elementary and secondary school students can ride transit for free during International Walk to School Week on October 5-9, 2009!

While the event’s called Walk to School Week, the overall theme is really about discovering alternatives to private automobiles, so in 2007, TransLink announced an ongoing commitment to the week.

High school students need to show their GoCard to ride free, but elementary school students don’t need any special identification for the free rides.

Students, take the chance to explore the transit system and learn how to navigate around Metro Vancouver on buses, SkyTrain, and SeaBus!

Everyone should note that during this time, teachers may take the opportunity to use transit for field trips. We’re encouraging them to ride transit between 10 am and 2:30 pm, to avoid the heavy commuter times on the transit system.

We’re pleased to support International Walk to School Week, and we wish you every success this week!