Keene Schools to Celebrate National Bike to School Day in May

From the City of Keene

Elementary schools in Keene will join schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike and Walk to School Day this spring:

  • Jonathan Daniels Elementary School is walking and biking on Thursdays throughout May. Patricia Yoerger, Jonathan Daniels Elementary School, pyoerger@sau.29.org, 352-8012
  • Franklin Elementary School is having “Walk and Wheel Wednesdays” starting this week! Martha Lavigne, Franklin Elementary School, mlavigne@sau29.org, 352-1712
  • Symonds Elementary School is doing Walk, Roll and Ride every Tuesday and Thursday through June 11! Beth Corwin, Symonds Elementary School, bcorwin@sau29.org, 352-3405

Students will be riding or walking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Mayor Kendall Lane will be walking with Jonathan Daniel’s School this Thursday from the First Baptist Church of Keene after accompanying Franklin and Symonds schools at past events.

Bike & Walk to School Days encourage a nationwide celebration of biking and walking students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Days, which are celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

Bike & Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by each school individually. Keene has been active in the Federal Safe Routes to School program since 2007 involving thousands of children and parents in exploring increased walking and biking to school opportunities.

For additional local information, please contact each school with the information shown above.

For additional information, please visit these websites:
Walk and Bike to School Day
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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