Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It wasn't so long ago that nearly 50 percent of American children walked to and from school each day. In this short film from City Walk, we take a look back at 1960s educational films that encouraged young children to walk to school—a message that stands in stark contrast to the way most kids in the U.S. are growing up now.

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