Hunterdon County celebrated Walk/Bike to School, an annual event, which is now in its 6th year. This event served as the official launch of the spring walking season and the reactivation of several walking school buses across the county. The theme for this year’s event was entitled “Hunterdon Walk (Bike) of Fame”, complete with “Stars” leading up to their arrival to school. All students walking or bicycling to school also received a pair of sunglasses.
Each year, Hunterdon County Walk/Bike to School Week provides students, parents, and staff to pay honor to all of the true “Stars”, the School Crossing Guards. All Hunterdon County School Crossing Guards received a mini replica personalized “Oscar”, for their outstanding achievements.
Schools again took part in the friendly “Golden Sneaker Award” competition to determine which school has the largest percentage of students walking to school. With a Hunterdon County Walk to School Week record, of seventy-eight (78) percent of the student population walking, High Bridge Elementary School celebrated their first Golden Sneaker victory. Participating Hunterdon County Schools also competed for the “Golden Spokes Award” that celebrates the Hunterdon County School that yields the highest percentage of students bicycling to school in a given week. Frenchtown Elementary School saw an increased number of students cycling to school and had their first ever “Bicycle Train”.
By Ryan Fisher
Pedestrian & Bicycle Programs Coordinator
goHunterdon Transportation Management Association