The results are in!!! During the 2016 – 2017 school year, 3,525 students and 1,063 parents and teachers totaling 4,588 people from seven schools on Kaua‘i walked or biked to school.
Last year, 2,717 students, 676 parents and teachers totaling 3,393 from six schools on Kaua‘i walked or biked to school during the 2015 – 2016 school-year.
That is an average of about 655 people per school walking or biking to school which is more than 1,200 more participants in the program this year. We’re looking forward to including more schools in our program next year and will continue to explore ways to institutionalize the program.
Get Fit Kaua‘i is very grateful to the established partnerships and relationships that have been created to make this program such a success.
Many thanks to the Kaua‘i County Mayor’s Office, Lee Steinmetz from the Planning Department, Lyle Tabata and Michael Moule from Department of Public Works, Kauai Police Department, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, several PTSA groups, and especially Kauai’s Complex Area Superintendent, Bill Arakaki. His complete support has been instrumental in the success of this program.
2017 – 2018 Walk to School Day dates can be found here.