FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 3, 2016
Media Relations Specialist
The wheels on the bus aren’t the only ones going ‘round and ‘round…
MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Oct. 5, more than 8,000 Minneapolis Public Schools students, families and staff from at least 30 schools will join others around the world for International Walk and Bike to School Day. The annual event celebrates the joys and promotes the benefits of walking and biking to school.
Walk and Bike to School Day works to create safer routes for walking and biking to school, emphasizes the importance of pedestrian safety, addresses concerns for the environment and builds connections with families, schools and the broader community. Studies have shown that increasing physical activity has a significant, positive association with students’ cognitive functioning and improves academic achievement.
To set a positive example for Minneapolis kids, City Council member Andrew Johnson will join Hiawatha Community School students in walking to school on Wednesday.
What: International Walk and Bike to School Day
When: Wednesday, Oct. 5
4201 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406