Sunday, January 22, 2012

"BikeTexas and Boltage Help Hundreds of Kids Walk and Bike to School"

Reposted from Bike Texas!

On October 21,2011, Doss Elementary in Austin, Texas, kicked off their Boltage Program, a Kid Commute program using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and sociology to influence a behavior change: more kids walking and biking to school.  Doss was the 5th Boltage program implemented in Austin area schools in the last year and a half.  It is also one of only five Boltage programs in the state of Texas and one of the 40 active Boltage schools in the US, and Canada. In Austin: Patsy Summer Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Bryker Wood Elementary, and Martin Middle School have all sustained their programs since their Boltage launches.  

Bicycing Is Fun... And Healthy Too
Today over 365 students are walking and biking to school who were driven to school before the Boltage program.
Local advocacy organizations came together along with BikeTexas to teach kids Bike Safety in an assembly. BikeTexas, Austin Cycling association, The City of Austin Safe Kids Program, and the Department of Health and Human Services Safe Routes Program managers all came together with Bicycle Sport Shop and Trek Bicycles to make these programs a huge success.  

Read more at Bike Texas!

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