Wednesday is Walk-Bike to School Day – Drive with Care!

October 5, 2015
Bedford's youngest with Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson and Police Chief Robert Bongiorno on their way to Davis School.  Image (c) JMcCT, 2013
Bedford’s youngest walkers, with Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson and Police Chief Robert Bongiorno on their way to Davis School. Image (c) JMcCT, 2013

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s elementary school cyclists and walkers will be celebrating International Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday morning, beginning at 7:30 am when cyclists leave Depot Park for Lane School; walkers will leave St. Paul’s parking lot at 7:45 am. Davis School students will depart the  at 8:50 am.

Led by Selectman Margot Fleischman and other volunteers, the Lane School walk from St. Paul’s to Lane School is approximately 1 mile long, and follows neighborhood streets. The bike ride will follow the Narrow-Gauge rail trail from Loomis Street to the school with police support for all the road crossings.

Parents are highly encouraged to participate in the Lane School bike ride; there will be some volunteers including Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Kinney to help shepherd the cyclists.  Helmets are required.  A poor weather forecast will cancel the bicycle ride. According to the B.E.S.T. newsletter, “In the afternoon, students may ride one way if school is notified.”

Davis students will gather in the parking lot at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior when Ms. Venezia. Mr. Ientile and Ms. Salipante walk along with them to the school.

Healthy-Bedford-LogoOrganized by Healthy Bedford, students and families celebrate International Walk Bike to School Day, which is part of a larger movement to promote year-round safe routes to school, each autumn and spring.

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