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Communities Throughout South Carolina Set to Participate in National Bike to School Day
Published:
4/24/2015 2:14:54 PM

The fourth annual National Bike to School Day is on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, this event encourages schools across the country to take part in bike-focused activities. Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need for safer routes for bicycling and walking, emphasize the need to increase physical activity among children, help improve bicycle safety skills and reduce traffic congestion. 

South Carolina schools and communities plan to host a variety of events including encouraging students to bike to school, educating students about bicycle safety and holding bicycle rodeos. Schools’ bicycle and pedestrian safety education efforts are supported by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the SC Safe Routes to School Resource Center. The Resource Center provides education and planning support to elementary and middle schools throughout the state at no cost to the schools or their communities.

National Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day help schools initiate conversations about how increased participation in walking and biking transportation modes can:

  • Enhance health by increasing students’ physical activity
  • Improve air quality by reducing car emissions
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Educate people about bicycle, pedestrian and general traffic safety
To register a school event, please visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.  Please visit www.SCSafeRoutes.org, call the Resource Center hotline at 1.855.4SC.SRTS, or contact SCDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Rodney Oldham at  for additional information.
 

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