DAVIDSON – On the morning of Oct. 3, Davidson’s streets will fill with students walking and biking to school.

Students from Community School of Davidson, Davidson Day School, Davidson Elementary School and Woodlawn School will celebrate “International Walk to School Day.”

The event, created in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, raises awareness for issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and pollution.

The Town of Davidson, which is exploring the possibility of creating a sustainable “walk to school” program, encourages all students in Davidson schools to participate. Students who walk or bike regularly are encouraged to take their normal routes.

The Davidson Elementary event include a 8-8:35 a.m. drop-off period for kids, parents and community leaders at the Davidson Village Green. Students will be checked in after arriving to the school.

The school placed second in a 2011 contest among Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to log the most participants in the event.