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Schoolchildren kick off safe walking, biking campaign

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 2:04 p.m. MDT

Highland Park Elementary School children sign a walking pledge in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Students, parents, school officials and UDOT kicked off "Walk More in Four," an annual statewide safe walking and biking to school challenge.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Students, parents, school officials and UDOT on Wednesday kicked off "Walk More in Four," an annual statewide safe walking and biking to school challenge.

This year the competition, which encourages all Utah students to walk or bike safely to school at least three days each week during the four weeks in September, offers a $500 prize and the Golden Tennis Shoe trophy for the school with the most participation. Additionally, students chart their progress for a chance to win prizes including helmets, scooters and bikes.

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