'Walk to School Week' in the Bay Area

October 7, 2009 11:52:43 AM PDT
Children around the Bay Area skipped the car pool Wednesday and hit the bricks.

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It was all part of international "Walk to School Week."

The event encourages kids to either walk or ride a bike in order to promote exercise and reduce traffic congestion and traffic-related air pollution around schools.

School officials hope the students and their parents will adopt these practices on a more permanent basis.

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