crosswalkphoto A group of kids cross the street with the help of a crossing guard. Photo via dot.ca.gov

WalkBoston will debut "Revere Walks," a new 5-minute micro documentary that pushes for Revere to adopt the national Safe Routes to School program.

The local organization aims to make walking safer and easier in Massachusetts, and encourages better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities, according to its website.

WalkBoston writes of the "Revere Walks":

 

Do you remember walking to school as a kid?

In 1969, about half of all American children walked or biked to school, today that number is less than 15%. As a result, kids today are less active, less independent and less healthy. Not only are children today less likely to get their recommended amount of daily activity, but the morning rush of cars during pick up and drop off makes the air around schools thick with pollution. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are designed to reverse this trend.

The documentary will be shown at 6 p.m. at 33 Arch St. in Boston. More information is available here.

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