International Bike & Walk to School day is coming up on Wednesday, October 8. This is a special day to promote safe walking and bicycling throughout the year. If you are interested in organizing such an event at a school of your choice, our website www.BikeTexas.org provides you the information and tools on how to have a successful event. May is Bike & Walk to School Month, so now is the time to plan your event!
Go to Programs/Education/Bike Texas Safe Routes to School for a world of information. Especially helpful is the section “Frequently Asked Questions”. This section has all the tools you need to put on the event: Flyers, Posters, School Newsletter and Loud Speaker Announcements, Bike Safety Handouts, Team Leader Invitation and Checklist and FUNdamental Activities to make the day fun.
Does your school need improvements to make the children’s journey safer? Federal funds are available. The funds are managed and administered by each State Department of Transportation.
For information in Texas click here.
Other resources are:
Safe Routes National Center for Safe Routes to School at www.saferoutespartnership.org
International Walk to School USA at www.walktoschool-usa.org.