The Eldridge Park School in Lawrence Twp used a Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant to create Pedal Power, a bike to school program, to encourage kids to ride their bikes to school instead of being dropped off by a motor vehicle. The school installed new bike racks and ran a promotional campaign. In addition, realizing that some students did not own a bike or know how to ride one, the school purchased 4 bikes and helmets, and the PE teacher helped students learn how to ride!
NJ Safe Routes to School and Sustainable Jersey/Sustainable Jersey for Schools have a partnership that allows schools, school districts and municipalities to earn points toward both programs. For more information, click here.
Check out this video of how excited the students were at the bike rack ribbon cutting ceremony last year!