Children around the world will be walking to school October 5-9, as part of International Walk to School Week (IWALK)! In recognition of this fantastic event, TransLink invites elementary and high school students (with a GoCard) to ride free on all TransLink services during IWALK. Adults accompanying students will still need to pay their fare during IWALK week.
You may be thinking, why free transit rides when the event is called “Walk to School Week”?
It’s simple – both walking and taking transit promote good health and independence, while keeping greenhouse gases to a minimum.
Here’s a few tools to help make travel by transit better:
- Use the trip planner to find the best route;
- Text the bus stop number to get the scheduled arrival time of the next bus; and
- Sign-up to receive Transit Alerts so you Know Before You Go about any last minute changes to the service.
Teachers are invited to take advantage of the offer to organize field trips during the week. Please plan the transit portion during the “off peak” hours – between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
Choose to be a TravelSmart School – walk and take transit during International Walk to School Week.
Author: Laura Tennant