First Ever “Bike to School Day”
May 9, 2012
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has announced a brand new spring event to celebrate getting to school on bike or on foot. So save the date and ask your ODOT safety team to help with planning. Here are some event suggestions:
Have an ODOT SRTS student ambassador conduct a school safety assembly with prizes and safety a quiz.
Host a bike rally with a local retailer who can provide fruit snacks and waters and space in their parking lots. Have stunt bicycle riders perform, pass out tip cards, invite local bike and helmet stores to offer repair inspections, ask local biking organizations to demonstrate safety tips, set up a bicycling obstacle course for kids to practice maneuvering, invite your local media to attend and bring their children
Pass out SRTS safety tip cards to students
Hang SRTS safety posters throughout your school
Play the “Keep It Safe Out the Door” Video for students
Send a Letter to your local newspaper to let everyone know about Bike to School Day and to tell drivers to be especially careful
Ask your local station to run ODOT Public Service Announcements
For more information check out:
October Is Walk/Bike to School Month
Join students, families, schools and communities around the globe as they gather in large numbers to celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Month.
Be sure to register your event:
Walk and Bicycle All Year Long with Ohio Safe Routes to School!
The Ohio Department of Transportation’s “Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe” campaign is working to educate students, school officials, parents and motorists about traffic safety to keep everyone safe out the door all 12 months!
Wadsworth City Schools; Overlook Elementary, 2009