It is that time of the year again! Schools in our area are starting classes on September 4.
How are your kids getting to school this year?
If they’re not already walking, how about giving them the opportunity to start. Instead of taking the bus or being driven to school, let your student discover that the journey to school can start with their own two feet! It’s part of Walk and Bike to School Day, a global event that started in 1997, where communities from over 40 countries walk or bike to school on the same day. It was initially a one day event and over the years it has turned into a year-round Safe Routes to School movement.
Joining the movement and participating in the October 8th event is easier than ever. Contact Greater Mercer TMA and we can help you get started with planning Walk and Bike to School Month activities. Here at GMTMA we are ready, willing, and able to offer advice and assistance with kicking off programs in communities all over Ocean and Mercer County. Contact us today!
Walk and Bike to School month is a great reason to plan fun and exciting walk and bike to school events in your community, but why stop there? Communities and schools can use Walk and Bike to School Month as a step toward changing community culture and creating better options for getting around that are safer, healthier, and also fun and rewarding.
The Safe Routes to School GMTMA coordinators for Mercer and Ocean counties in New Jersey can help create a walking and biking culture at every school in our region. At NO COST, GMTMA can help your school and community implement a SRTS program by helping you with the following SRTS elements: Travel Plans, Evaluation and Monitoring, Youth Bicycle and Pedestrian Education, and Bike/Walk Events & Education Assistance.
For more information about the event and other Safe Routes to School programs please visit www.gmtma.org. Sign Up for Walk and Bike to School Day 2014 while you’re at it!