By starting with children and the trip to school, communities become safe places for everyone to walk and bike.
By creating safe places for everyone, communities take a major step towards meeting the national goal of ending traffic deaths on roads.
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
We believe children deserve the opportunity for safe active transportation to and from school and encourage every school in Nebraska to participate in a National Safe Routes to School program. Not only is biking and walking to school a healthy option for students, case studies indicate a link between physical activity and academic achievement, so it’s also a win-win!
We have worked with several communities in Nebraska including Hastings, Scottsbluff and Fairbury to implement a Safe Routes to School program. If your community is interested in getting involved, you can find more information and toolkits here.
National Bike to School Day is May 8!
National Bike to School Day is coming soon and what a great opportunity to kick off a community event and promote bike safety! Toolkits and more are available at www.walkbiketoschool.org. Register today!