PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department and the Piscataway Board of Education have once again invited students and their families to participate in the National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

National Walk to School Day began in 1997 and today, the initiative to encourage school-aged children to walk or bike to school has grown to include more than 40 countries around the world. Students from thousands of schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be hitting the pavement to take a morning stroll before heading in to the classroom.

“This event will turn out over 10,000 kids, parents, grandparents, community leaders, and police officers across Middlesex County to promote safer streets, physical fitness, and good pedestrian safety habits,” said Detective Calvin Laughlin in a letter to parents.

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Children and parents have been asked to meet in designated locations to walk with officers from the Community Policing Section to participating Piscataway schools.

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