From May 20-24, students and parents all over New Jersey will be walking and bicycling to school. Walk and bike to school events emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. Walk and bike to school efforts also build connections between families, schools and the community.
The benefits of walking and bicycling to school are abundantly clear, so why not go outside to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful spring weather? Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Week in May by leaving the car at home and walking or bicycling with your children to school.
If your school or community is not involved in Walk and Bike to School events, and you are interested in learning more about Safe Routes to School programs for your school and community, please contact GMTMA today to find out how to get started.