International walk to school day

Today was International Walk to School Day, a nationwide event that promotes physical activity for kids, green commuting, and safety. Towns across the country sponsored events like walk to school parades, “walking school buses,” walkability checklists, and classroom activities.

Forty-nine Massachusetts towns participated, but not Southborough or any surrounding towns. My daughter is barely walking, and I’ve yet to encounter the complexities of getting kids to school. So tell me, why don’t more kids in Southborough walk? Is it safety? Distance? Convenience? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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