Final push for International Walk to School Month

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It's autumn half term for a lot of families, which is a perfect time to get into new habits. International Walk to School Month is drawing to a close, so why not spend the last few days of October getting involved.

The lovely people at Living Streets are all about getting people out and walking – to enjoy their neighbourhoods, get some exercise, ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution from cars – so of course they're offering heaps of support to kids, parents and carers who want to walk to school.

The organisation even has a nifty Rate Your Walk online tool which generates a walkability score for your route and advice on what you can do to improve it for everyone.

So far, the nation's Walk to School is rated at around 3.12 out of five. While that's OK, it's lower than the average for other walks like the commute to work or popping to the shops, so Living Streets is taking the attitude of 'fix the walk to school, and we fix walking'.

Try the online tool yourself – there are options for walking for leisure and for exercise as well – and get involved on social media via #RateYourWalk. Just rating your walk itself might help you see your streets differently.

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