Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wed. Oct. 8th is Walk and Bike to School Day

Wednesday Oct. 8th is Walk and Bike to School Day.  Arlington has taken great strives towards safe routes to school and supporting cycling transportation.  Arlington schools have abundant high quality bicycle parking and those parking facilities are full! Washington & Lee High School has a bike club and many local students participate in the National Capital Velo Cycling Club. Arlington Police has participated in traffic enforcement in order to help support safe routes to school. 

Bike Arlington Sez:

When: @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where:  Schools around Arlington
Who:  Arlington students, families and neighbors
Fee:  None!

What:  Each October, Arlington Public Schools (APS) and the County's WalkArlington and BikeArlington programs join forces to take part in this international event. Part of a month-long celebration, the event encourages students to walk and bike to school while teaching the health and environmental benefits of walking and biking. Walk and Bike to School Day also raises community awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety education, safe routes to schools, well-maintained walkways, and traffic calming in neighborhoods and around schools.

Arlington will celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 8 this year. Throughout the entire month of October, many APS staff and PTAs will incorporate activities focusing on biking and walking into the curriculum. 
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This promo video is from last year's Bike to School Day