October is designated as Walk and Bike to School month! The Safe Routes Ambassadors celebrated by hosting two events for students at three Chicago Public Schools.
On October 5th, Walk and Bike to School Day, the Safe Routes Ambassadors partnered with Hull House – Uptown Center to host a before-school celebration with posters, breakfast, safety lessons, warm-ups and walking school buses to Stockton and Stewart schools. Alderman Cappleman even paid a visit! This event was successful with support from the Safe Routes for Seniors program at CDOT, the CAPS program at CPD, Caribou Coffee, Alternatives, Inc., AAA Chicago, Clif Bar Kids, Uptown Bikes, and the Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Traffic Safety.
These partners and others (including Calm Chicago: the Mind & Body Center, Green Monkey Catering, and Holsten Human Capital Development) will be working to make the second event just as successful. On October 31st, students from National Teacher’s Academy and their families will be able to celebrate Walk and Bike to School month at an event at Hilliard Apartments.
The Safe Routes Ambassadors support safe walking and biking throughout the year, not just during Walk and Bike to School month. For more information about the Safe Routes Ambassadors, check out our About Us page!