This year we were lucky again to have beautiful weather to celebrate International Walk to School Day! Of course our Bike Fed staff and volunteers promote biking and any active transportation options that families choose to commute to school by. Today we celebrated at several schools.
Greenfield Public School
Greenfield Public School had its first Bike & Walk to school day event this year! One of our Safe Routes to School instructors, Caressa Givens, headed up organizing along with the physical education teacher. They had about 150 bikers or walkers, so I’d say for a first time event that is pretty good! Today after school, Jorian and the Mobile Bike Hub, along with some of our Valid Shop Staff will be helping to fix bikes at the school.
The Fernwood school community came out in force again! This year more than 75 kids rode bikes to school and there were too many walkers to count!
The Milwaukee Admirals‘ own Roscoe teamed up with the Helmet Headz school bike club to lead a walking school bus from the Walgreens near the school.
We passed out Fire Up Your Feet postcards to encourage families to sign up to help win money to support wellness and activity programs at schools.
Humboldt Park School
Summary from our volunteer, Jeanne Ramponi, who was at Humboldt Park School this morning.
The first Bike/Walk to school event at Humboldt Park School was a great success! Around 100 students participated in the event by walking, bicycling, or scootering to school in the morning. The students signed a big banner and showed great enthusiasm in how they started their day! Student volunteers from the after school bike club helped hand out healthy snacks, stickers, bicycle-walk route maps of the Humboldt Park School neighborhood, as well as information on bicycle safety. As many as 30 bicycles were parked at the school and the bike rack was full!
Fairview Charter School
Summary from Heather Osbourne, a Fairview Staff and Bike/Walk liaison.
The Bike & Walk to School day went really well. Unfortunately, I did not get an exact count of walkers and bikers (and we had quite a few on scooters, and one on skates), but our bike racks were filled, and there was a lot less car traffic in front of the school. I would estimate more than 100!