Navigation Links
Safe Routes to School Challenges Connecticut Students to Walk It and Bike It to School
Date:9/15/2009

NEWINGTON, Conn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation would like to announce that the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program will celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2009 with the launch of the "Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut!" contest. Students are challenged to walk or bike to and from school while competing against other classrooms across the state to see who can be the first to walk or bike the distance of the perimeter of Connecticut, 375 miles.

"Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut!" encourages children, parents, schools and communities to set up safe and convenient biking and walking routes for students. All Connecticut public and private school students (Grades K-8) of all physical ability levels are eligible and encouraged to participate. Children with disabilities are encouraged to participate.

Starting October 7, 2009, teachers or other school faculty can register their class online at www.walkitbikeitct.org, where they can track their progress.

"Walking or biking to school is a healthy and feasible alternative to taking motorized transportation," says Sharon Okoye, Connecticut's Safe Routes to School Coordinator. "I am very excited to kick off this fun initiative, which will give students and families even more motivation and inspiration to walk or bike to school."

Prizes will be awarded midway through the school year to the first three classes in the state to complete 375 miles. In May 2010, the three classes that log the highest total number of miles will be recognized and awarded prizes.

Visit www.walkitbikeitct.org for registration and other information.

What is the Safe Routes to School Program?

The SRTS Program was established in August 2005 as part of Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The objective of this federally funded initiative is to encourage more students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade (Grades K-8) to walk and bike to school, as opposed to other transportation alternatives; thereby encouraging a more healthy lifestyle. General program information is available on the Connecticut SRTS website: www.ctsaferoutes.org. Questions can be forwarded to the Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Ms. Sharon Okoye, via e-mail at sharon.okoye@ct.gov.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Connecticut Department of Transportation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Portland Hosts Safe Routes to School National Conference August 19-21
2. Video: Participants Find New Routes, Routines on National Start! Walking Day
3. New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media
4. Thomson Reuters Adds Routes of Synthesis Data to Its Newport Horizon Premium and Newport Vision Premium Solutions
5. Man Routes 100-Mile Run Securing Health Care for Inner-City Children
6. UCLA School of Dentistry to build new cancer research facility
7. Most Parents Worried About Bullying in U.S. High Schools
8. Ferguson-Florissant School District Awards Contract To Accelify
9. UnisourceDirect™ Web Site Now Offering Products to Maintain a Healthy School Environment
10. 12th Annual Henry Schein Back-to-School Events Help 2,000 Underserved Children Return to the Classroom in Style
11. Whole Foods Market(R) Executive and Chef Ann Cooper Visit Washington, D.C. to Raise Awareness About Importance of Healthy School Lunches
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the ... signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. ... a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart is celebrating ... new location in the Exchange Furniture Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in Fort Stewart. ... Smart TV. Plus attendees will have the opportunity to meet general dentists Thomas Richards, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... engineer of patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids in ... $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly ... for the head and neck/ear, nose and throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL ... KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ is a newly patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group , ... with cancer, today announced that Lynne Malestic, RN, of Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer ... Healer® for Oncology Nursing , which honors nurses who have dedicated their careers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  Marking its one year anniversary since ... cancer risk test, Color Genomics announced ... highly impact the most common hereditary cancers affecting ... Test analyzes hereditary cancer risks for breast, colorectal, ... The Color Test is physician ordered and includes ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 , Net Sales of $1.90 billion ... the prior year period, and an increase of 1.2% on ... EPS for the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease ... an increase of 29.9% over the prior year period ... guidance for 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, ... Lifecycle Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that ... services for sufferers of chronic kidney failure ... to manage their corporate validation process. The ... a software solution to manage their validation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: