Walk or Bike to School this Wednesday May 7th!
Bike to School Day is part of the celebration for National Bike Month. Communities and schools across the country are using the day as a way to explore healthy, fun options for getting to and from school.
Walking or bicycling to school gives children time for physical activity; it also provides a time to connect with parents, friends, and neighbors.
There are lots of ways to participate in Walk or Bike to School day. Here are a few ideas:
- Solo: Older children will enjoy the outdoors while developing a sense of responsibility and independence byheading off to school on foot.
- As a family: Parents, skip the car or the bus stop and walk with your kids to school. It’s a great opportunity to bond
- As a group: Set a morning meet-up with neighbors and schoolmates and walk to school together.
- With your school: Two Pittsburgh schools, Dilworth and Faison, are holding celebrations for students and families; BikePGH is excited to be a part of both events! If your school is not hosting a celebration, ask them to plan one next year. Visit walkbiketoschool.org for event ideas.
Plan your walking or biking route ahead of time to make it easy for you and the kids. Consider routes with low car traffic, and biking and walking amenities such as bike lanes, crosswalks, and crossing guards if possible. Review the Urban Biking
Companion with the kids for some great safety tips.
So get out there tomorrow and walk or ride!
Photo courtesy of Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out: www.bikepgh.org/membership