Last night the City of Frederick Board of Alderman proclaimed October 3, 2012 as International Walk and Bike to School Day in The City of Frederick and encouraged everyone to consider the safety and health of children today and everyday!
Thanks to Alderman Kelly Russell who presented the Proclamation and to the entire Board of Alderman for their support. The City of Frederick is a Bicycle Friendly City with a growing Safe Routes to School movement. The City has several easily bikeable and walkable schools with at least one school installing more bike racks to meet demand. The downtown is very multi-modal friendly and the Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee recently discussed routes to safely connect all Frederick neighborhoods.
It was an honor to attend the Board of Alderman meeting last night and receive the Proclamation on behalf of all the advocates and city staff working hard on bicycling and walking. The Proclamation notes the importance of Walk and Bike to School Day for children’s pedestrian safety and physical activity and the community’s air quality and congestion. It encourages community residents to use the walkability and bikeability checklists available and join the international movement on October 3rd!