Today is International Walk to School Day– a great day for kicking off Walk and Bike to School Month by joining students, parents, and community leaders from New Jersey and around the world for a healthy and fun walk to school. According to the International Walk to School in the USA website maintained by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, there are 4,098 walk and bike to school events registered throughout the United States in 2012 so far! New Jersey currently has the 12th highest number of registered events. Here is one highlight from News 12 of the many events happening throughout the state: http://mms.tveyes.com/Expand.asp?aln=8855365&id=270119&dt=10%2f03%2f2012+10%3a09%3a57+AM&u=149590
While we at the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center are proud of this record number of events for our state, this is just the beginning and we aren’t finished yet! People from throughout the state are working on additional walk and bike to school programs and events that will happen throughout October. If you haven’t yet already, please register all events that will be happening in October on http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/.
If you haven’t planned a walk and bike to school event for this October, it’s not too late. Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinators at the state’s eight Transportation Management Associations are ready and willing to offer advice and assistance in getting programs off the ground in communities in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Get started today by finding and contacting your Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinator at http://www.saferoutesnj.org/about/regional-coordinator-tmas/ .