Today is all about pedal power for students around Wisconsin and across the country.
"It is an event that promotes biking as a healthy and a fun mode of transportation for students and their parents to get to and from school."
Tressie Kamp is talking about National Bike to School Day. As WisDOT's multimodal program coordinator, Kamp leads the state’s Safe Routes to School program. She says more than 40 Wisconsin schools have events planned on Wednesday.
"It encourages life-long healthy habits that incorporate active transportation.
Bike to School Day also puts child safety in the spotlight.
"We have an excellent kids safety web site with a great deal of free and hands-on resources for teachers, for students and for parents. I’d really encourage people just to Google ‘WisDOT kids safety’and to look on that web site."
Drivers are reminded to share the roads and watch out for young bikers — today and every day.