Next Wednesday, schools around the country will be hosting events to encourage children to bike to school for National Bike to School Day.
Over the past fifty years, there has been a severe decline in the number of children who walk or bike to school. While there are many reasons this has happened, it is possible for us to help reverse the trend.
Special events like Bike to School Day can be helpful learning experiences for youth, with regards to bike and pedestrian safety. Walking school buses, bike trains and other programs allow kids to get active on their way to and from school.
Multiple studies have shown a positive association between physical activity and concentration, academic performance, and behavior and children. And of course, there are the long-term...