Elementary and secondary school students can ride transit for free during International Walk to School Week on October 4-8, 2010!
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.
And all students can take the chance to explore the transit system and learn how to navigate around Metro Vancouver on transit!
If you’re a teacher, you can definitely take the opportunity to use transit for field trips. But we encourage you to take your classes on transit between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to avoid the heavy commuter times on the transit system. As well, please register your field trip at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-216-3299 to help avoid scheduling issues with other classes. I’m told that classes who register are eligible to win a set of TravelSmart coat tags for their students.
Anyway, to make a long story short: we’re pleased to support International Walk to School Week! Enjoy yourselves on transit!