Walk to Work Day
Coming Together to Celebrate Walking Each April
In 2013, Walk SF made San Francisco the first city in the nation to celebrate Walk to Work Day citywide.
Now each April, more than 10,000 people participate in Walk to Work Day, including San Francisco’s Mayor and Supervisors.
Participants visit one of the Walk to Work Day “hubs” across the city for free safety lights, totes, coffee, snacks, and more. Companies and organizations can vie for the “Golden Millipede” award for the most employees participating in Walk to Work Day. In some years the event has increased the number of people walking downtown by 25%!
Every year, more than 884,000 residents, 265,000 weekday commuters, and 24.6 million visitors walk in the city. Walk to Work Day celebrates this and reminds us that we are all pedestrians.
Sending a Message: We Need Safer Streets for All
Walk to Work Day also lifts up the fact that San Francisco’s sidewalks, streets, and public space are not yet designed, built, and managed to serve the millions of people walking in our city. When we come together, we can send a strong message about the importance of safer streets for all.
Be Part of Walk to Work Day
Walk to Work Day is a blast, with contests, prizes, and more. Whether you live in San Francisco or are commuting in from across the Bay, join in the fun and help send a message for safer streets for all.
The next Walk to Work Day will be held on April 10, 2019. Stay tuned for our Walk to Work Day pledge, as well as volunteer opportunities.
Interested in sponsoring Walk to Work Day? Contact Jodie Medeiros, Executive Director.
Many thanks to our 2018 Walk to Work Day sponsors:
A heartfelt thanks to our 2018 in-kind sponsors: Whole Foods, Peet’s Coffee, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco Public Works, Chinatown Community Development Center, Mayor’s Office on Disability, and Ritual Coffee.