Monday, April 16, 2012

First National Bike To School Day Is May 9

Mark your calendars- the National Center for Safe Routes to School, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, is pleased to announce the first-ever National Bike to School Day on May 9, 2012!

The inaugural National Bike to School Day will be the first opportunity for communities across the country to join together to bicycle to school on the same day. The event builds on National Bike Month, held each May, as well as the popularity of Walk to School Day every October.

Is your child's school doing anything to mark the day? If they are, go online to to register your event. And if they're not, also go to the site to get ideas for possible events. Registering a Bike to School Day event provides organizers access to a variety of downloadable materials, including stickers, certificates, badges and classroom activities and provides the opportunity to win a bike rack.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.