October is National Walk to School month. Across Washington, an estimated 15,000 students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate in efforts to increase physical activity, clean air, pedestrian safety, and connections between families, school and the broader community, all while reducing traffic congestion around schools.

Locally, Sunset Elementary and Otis Elementary are having Walk to School Month events this week. Deputy Craig Chamberlin, of TV traffic report fame, will be at both those schools, today and tomorrow.

If your child isn’t at either of those schools though, take it upon yourself to celebrate your own way and walk your child to school. Take an umbrella though, looks like it’s going to be a wet week.

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