More than 200 students gathered Tuesday at Regency Park in Natomas for international Walk to School Day.
But to walk to school, the need to learn how to do it safely.
"It's good because they can get used to riding on the roads and looking out for things that may be dangerous. When they get older they can do it more on their own," parents January Walker said.
"It's really important that kids get up and are active because they have a lot of energy and a lot of kids that just eat breakfast and come to school and don't do anything physical, they are just not sharp and awake first thing in the morning," teacher Scott Davis said.
According to the North Natomas Transportation Management Association, school traffic problems could be cut by 25 percent of at least 200 students walked to school every day.
Tuesday saw a big push for walking, but Regency Park Elementary plans to reward students every Thursday for walking to school.