Walk and Bike

Walk + Bike Committee suppFind Us on Facebookorts UA School’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. This group encourages children to safely walk and bike to school.  The committee plans and develops new strategies, to reduce traffic congestion around the school and improve our health and environment.

OVERGROUND

Walking Wednesdays are back beginning Wednesday, April 1! Our Walk and Bike creative committee has developed the OVERGROUND! Unlike the Underground in London, our trains will be powered by students and families safely walking or biking to school. Contact an OVERGROUND walking captain in your area to join a group or create a new line in your neighborhood. If you would like to create a new line, please contact tinamuldoon@live.com or cell 327-7016.

All OVERGROUND lines will run on Wednesdays. Our hope is to be able to reach out to all families so they can experience the OVERGROUND. Talk to your neighbors and friends and join today. Click here for OVERGROUND maps, routes and more information.

Save the Date!

International Walk to School Day is October 9!
Visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ to map your route.

Why Walk or Bike?

Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old. Here are some reasons to support walking and bicycling to school:

It’s Fun!

Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.

Healthier Habits

The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.

Cleaner Environment

Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions.

Promoting Safety

Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school   can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community.

Community Benefits

Reducing traffic congestion, boosting a sense of community, and improving neighborhood connections benefit the community.