Students throughout Nebraska will be taking part in National Bike to School Day. Madison Haughland is the Active Living Coordinator with Live Well Omaha and says this is the 3rd year for the event. She says it is a great way to jump start the day. The goal is to increase physical activity and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Live Well Omaha is also active in the Safe Route to School effort. Haughland says they are frequently asked to schools to talk about bike safety and determining the safest routes to and from school. They also participate in bicycle rodeos and distribute free helmets to children.
Haughland is hoping that more children take part in today’s event and either walk or ride their bike. Schools, cities, public health organizations and parents are organizing bike rides and bike trains to school. She says parents are urged to ride along with their children and make it a daily event.