A Great Kickoff Meeting for Walk.Bike.Schools!

First Walk.Bike.Schools Meeting

Frankly, we’re feeling pretty jazzed here at Walk.Bike.Schools! headquarters. When we started planning this “project,” we weren’t sure if we’d have 5, 10, or 20 of you who’d make the time to come a meeting. In fact, we had 35 or so parents, plus another 5 or so folks otherwise connected with the walk-and-bike-to-school movement in at least 14 schools.  All on a record-busy night for bike and ped meetings. Wow!

We experienced inspirational sharing of insights and ideas from participants. Some real winners included:

  • Make it fun for kids and they can motivate their parents!
  • Let’s develop Buddy Schools to match up existing programs to mentor new programs
  • Target preschools for early bike and walk involvement. That way kids and parents will already be converts when they hit elementary school
  • and many more!

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April 3: Wedgwood Parents, Get on Board the Bike-train!

Bike Train Poster

Maya Jacobs, a University of Washington Senior, will be hosting a meeting for Wedgwood Elementary parents to organize group bike rides to school for children. If you are interested in being a part of planning these rides, or simply would like to know more about the rides and similar rides in other schools, please attend the meeting on April 3rd at 6:30pm at the Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library!

For more information contact Maya at maya29(at)uw(dot)edu with “Wedgwood bike rides” in your subject.

More about Maya and the program on the ViewRidge/Komo Blog.

See you next Tuesday!