It’s that time of year again; every store is completely sold out of # 2 pencils, your Facebook or Twitter feed are filled with ‘first day of school pictures,’ and yellow school buses are starting to appear on streets in your neighborhood. Yes, the dreaded or loved (dependent on who you talk to) back to school days are here.
Although preparation often involves picking out the perfect outfit and carefully crossing off every supply on your list, it is important to consider your trip and transportation mode as you make the journey to school. We are here to help you prepare for your children’s journey to, and from school.
According to various reports, 30 years ago nearly half of all school children biked or walked as they made their journey; but today only 13 percent participate in this active transportation. However, active transportation is extremely important to public health, air quality, and safety around school proximity. Here are a few ways you can start choosing active transportation for your daily school commute.
There are plenty of resources available online about active transportation, and we have included just a few. Good luck and well wishes for a PROSPEROUS, SAFE, and ACTIVE school year.
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