Next week is New Orleans’ Walk & Roll to School Week! Walk & Roll to School Week is a week-long effort that teaches children how to safely enjoy the health benefits of walking and biking. With the support of Safe Routes to School Programs and working with schools, community organizations, and parents, Bike Easy gets more students biking and walking to school through educational events.
During the school year, Bike Easy partners with various schools to provide in-classroom pedestrian and bicycle safety training for students. Walk & Roll to School Week is a way for schools to celebrate students who walk or bike to school & encourage active transportation!
All schools throughout the region are encouraged to participate during Walk & Roll to School Week in 2019. If you are interested in hosting a Walk & Roll to School event, here are sample activities to rally students and families for your celebration!
- Bus Stop & Walk – inclusive activity to demonstrate value of walking
- Organize a Walking School Bus – choose a route and set times for pick ups!
- Bike/Walk Punch Cards – tally your students efforts and celebrate participation
- Have a Bike Parts Race
- Play Walking Bingo or Bicycle Safety Bingo
Visit the New Orleans Health Department Safe Routes Program for more resources and info.
Walking or biking to school to next week? Use hashtag #walkandrollnola to join in the fun!
For more info on bringing Bike Easy’s bike safety education programs to your school, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For info on how to get your school involved with Walk & Roll to School Week, contact Django at Django.Szilagi@nola.gov.