“Children and youth aged 5 to 17 spent an average of 8 hours and 27 minutes, or nearly two-thirds of their waking hours, being sedentary each day.”
– Directly measured physical activity of children and youth (2012, 2013)
iWALK (International Walk to School Week) is one week out of a month-long, global event that celebrates active transportation, gets kids AND parents out of cars and introduces communities to safe routes for kids to take to school.
To support this fantastic initiative, TransLink is offering free bus travel for students in kindergarten through to grade 12 on any and all bus routes from October 3 to October 7.
Free travel will not include SkyTrain, SeaBus or West Coast Express this year.
Please note: Regular fares apply to adults accompanying children and youth on buses.
Talk to your school or visit the iWALK website for more information.
Author: Adrienne Coling