MnDOT, schools prepare for National Bike to School Day on Wednesday

By |2018-05-07T16:38:04-05:00May 7th, 2018|

Over 150 schools around Minnesota are signed-up to take part in the National Bike to School Day on Wednesday. Bike to School Day is part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program, which focuses on getting more students walking and bicycling to school. Safe Routes to School Coordinator Dave Cowan says tying the two together makes absolute sense. "Since 1969 when 48-percent of students were walking and bicycling to school, that's fallen to about 13-percent in 2007. So, MnDOT is excited to partner not just with the Minnesota Department of Health, but also with local public health [...]