Buffalo Schools Partner with GObike Buffalo to Celebrate National Bike to School Day
by Artvoice Staff (@Artvoice) - posted 5:27 pm, May 5, 2015
From GObike Buffalo…
Buffalo, NY – GObike Buffalo is partnering with Buffalo public schools to encourage students, parents, and teachers to ride their bikes to school on National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 6th. All are invited to join School #54 riders, who will be setting up at Delaware Park’s Jewett Parkway entrance beginning at 8:30am.
For the third year in a row, GObike Buffalo and Buffalo public schools encourage commuting to school by bike for a healthier, more community friendly experience. “GOBike Buffalo is a great asset for our students,” stated Will Keresztes, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services. “This partnership is changing the way our students think about healthy living”.
Bike to School Day is right in line with the Buffalo Board of Education’s Physical Activity Committee helping to achieve the district’s stated initiative of achieving 60 minutes of physical activity per day for students. Patricia Pierce, Board of Education Member stated, “Bike to School Day combines physical fitness, community engagement, and accessibility to our City. These are key objectives that are essential to preparing our children to be successful students.”
“When it is safe, convenient, and fun to walk or bike to school for all kids, our children will be healthier, our streets will be safer and our communities will truly become great places to live,” stated Justin Booth, Executive Director of GObike Buffalo. “Bike to School Day is part of our larger Safe Routes to School initiative focusing on making this a reality for all families, in all neighborhoods throughout the city.”
Other participating schools include Bennett Park Montessori #32, which will meet at the Central Library at 8am. We are asking drivers to please be aware of students on the streets as they bike to school. For more information, please click here.