For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2013
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APS to Celebrate Bike and Walk to School Day on May 8
All APS Schools to Participate in National Event
Arlington Public Schools will join school divisions across the country in celebrating National Bike and Walk to School Day on Wed, May 8. The celebration is a partnership between APS, BikeArlington and WalkArlington.
APS encourages all families and staff to participate in this event. Similar to Walk and Bike to School Day in the fall, Bike and Walk to School Day encourages students to bike or walk to school while teaching them about the health and environmental benefits of biking and walking. Bike and Walk to School Day also helps to raise community awareness about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety education, safe routes to schools, well-maintained walkways, and traffic calming in our neighborhoods and around our schools.
This energizing event reminds parents and students alike of the simple joy of biking and walking to school while focusing attention on the importance of physical activity, air quality, safety, and bikeable, walkable communities.