Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Get support for your Bike to School Day!

Get ready for National Bike to School Day.

Walking or biking to school reduces use of fuels and provides physical activity and also improves academic test scores. A number of schools have established walking, school bus or bike train programs, making predetermined stops to pick up and drop off students on the way to and from school. To help schools in setting up their own walking, school bus or bike train programs, contact the City of Austin Child Safety at 512-974-7273 or chris.moore@austintexas.gov for information on:
  • road safety tips 
  • neighborhood maps for plotting customized walking or biking routes 
  • wear reflective vests per route for the parent or community volunteers 
  • reflective arm bands for student participants 
Many school communities have year-round bike/walk to school programs.

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