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Get Ready to Walk to School With Zozo

11:42 AM EDT on September 22, 2010

For those of you who don't know him yet – meet Zozo. He’s our big purple friend who loves anything that gets people out of cars and moving about the streets. You might find him riding his ZoGo along the new Prospect Park West bike lane, sitting out in the pedestrian plazas on Broadway, or catching the 4 train to amble about the city. (In this video, you'll also see him joined by a special guest about 20 seconds in.)

So, we can't think of a better way to get ready for this year’s International Walk to School Day on October 6, than to get the info directly from Zozo. According to the folks at the National Center for Safe Routes to School, this awareness-builder began in 1997 when the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago. Since 2002, it's become a worldwide event, with schools in all 50 states leading the way for healthier kids. Make sure you get out and walk or ride your bike that day!

In 2009, there were great events in New York City and San Francisco that Streetfilms captured. For more info on this year's event, go to

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