Bike To School Day was Wednesday, May 4, and a whopping 12 schools participated in the national awareness and fun day. Bike To School Day provided safe spaces for any children at schools in nearly every direction who wanted to bike or walk through their neighborhoods to school.
Safe Routes Philly Coordinator Waffiyyah Murray worked with leaders and students at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School, Francis Willard Elementary School, G. W. Childs Elementary School, Henry C. Lea Elementary School, Loesche Elementary School, Meredith Elementary School, Andrew Hamilton Elementary School, Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School, Albert Greenfield Elementary School, James Sullivan, Northeast High School, and Alexander Adaire Elementary School, to make sure this year’s event was safe, fun, and inclusive to all students, teachers, administrators, parents, and volunteers who wanted to participate.
In addition to creating Walking School Buses and group rides in neighborhoods, schools provided bicycle storage for students, Safe Routes Philly, which is supported by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health and a National Highway Safety Administration grant awarded to the Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems, provided bike swag and lessons for those participating.
Check out pictures from Bike To School Day 2016 below: