|October 9, 2013|
Join kids and families around the globe to walk and bicycle to school in October, the National Walk to School month. Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. Here are some reasons to support walking and biking to school:
To enhance the health of kids: Increased physical activity can combat a host of health problems facing kids today.
To improve air quality and the environment: Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can help reduce air pollution.
To create safer routes for walking and bicycling: Sidewalks, education programs and traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve conditions.
Check out the official website for general information and promotional materials on this international month event: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/
Other free materials can be found at the Florida’s Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center website. Also check out our post on walking/biking to school talking points with citations.