(BEDFORD) – Students attending 28 schools throughout Indiana including Bedford North Lawrence High School will ride their bikes to school today in celebration of National Bike to School Day.
National Bike to School Day, highlights the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Month and provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage families to give biking for transportation a try.
Health by Design provides support and technical assistance to communities throughout Indiana that are looking to increase participation and improve safety among students walking and biking to school. Health by Design is a coalition of partners working at the intersection of the built environment and public health, collaborating across sectors and disciplines to ensure Indiana communities have neighborhoods, public spaces and transportation infrastructure that promote active living for all.
“Spring is here and it is the perfect time to build momentum around walking, biking, and active living,” said Kim Irwin, Health by Design’s executive director. “National Bike to School Day is a wonderful opportunity for families, schools and local communities to actively engage in a day of fun, health and awareness. We want our students and communities to be educated on the benefits of walking and biking to school in hopes that they will prioritize active living well beyond the day’s festivities. We also want to use every opportunity to increase the visibility of bicycling and walking as active transportation options, while reminding everyone to prioritize safety on our roads and walkways.”