Spring weather is on the way and we will be celebrating NJ Walk and Bike to School Month this May, an ideal time to reinvigorate your Safe Routes to School program! Join students, parents, school and municipal staff, and community members from all over New Jersey who will be walking and biking to school this month!

Walking and bicycling to school not only increase physical activity and encourage healthy lifestyles among children, but they also improve the environment through decreased traffic volumes and better air quality. Most importantly, students who are physically active like those who walk, bike, or skateboard to school, arrive ready to learn and perform better in class. The benefits of walking and bicycling to school are clear!

Celebrate NJ Walk and Bike to School Month by leaving the car at home and walking or bicycling with your children to school. It’s a great reason to go outside to get some exercise with your kids!

Is your school or community planning an event?  Register your event here so we can promote it!  If you don’t have an event scheduled, don’t worry – there is still time to contact your local TMA SRTS Coordinator and work with them to schedule an event during New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Month. For more information about NJ Walk and Bike to School Month and to download a template flier you can easily modify and use to promote your events, check out our website at saferoutesnj.org/whats-happening/may-is-walk-and-bike-to-school-month/

There are so many benefits of active travel to school, and with warmer weather, May Walk and Bike to School Month is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time outdoors with children by walking and bicycling with them to school!