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National Walk to School Day

From our friends at bikeMN:

More than 100 Minnesota schools and thousands of students will participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 5. We’re excited to see kids’ interest in alternative forms of vehicle transportation growing as they choose walking and bicycling more often.

This year Minnesota Safe Routes to School is sponsoring a Walk to School Day Photo Contest! Take pictures of your students walking or bicycling to school and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mnwalks. The photos that receive the most likes by October 14 will win $25 gift cards from MnDOT!

This annual event, sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to get outside, increase their physical activity, teach pedestrian and bicycle safety, reduce traffic congestion and strengthen connections between families, schools and communities while walking and biking to school. Wondering if your school has an event planned? Check out which schools are registered here.

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Seven Reasons to Keep 29th Avenue Closed to Cars

After a test closure of 29th Avenue at the Midtown Greenway that has been in place for a year, the City of Minneapolis is proposing to turn the closure into a ‘half closure’ on a long-term basis. The City’s proposal is to open 29th Avenue to northbound traffic, bringing more traffic back to a key route for […]

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Northfield’s Routes to Schools Still Not Safe

246 Solutions Group is a new grassroots “group of concerned Northfield residents that came together to help change a very dangerous intersection” on MN State Highway 246 near three of Northfield’s five schools by asking MnDOT to reduce speed limits on 246, creating a school zone, and improving the intersection at 246 and Jefferson Parkway. […]

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Chart of the Day: How Kids Get to School

Back in the ’60s, about half of all kids in the US biked or walked to school. Today, that number is something like 15%. Obviously, that’s a problem. Still, though, that’s starting to change. Via Streetsblog, here’s a recent look at the mode share for young folk:   Here’s what Tanya Snyder says in the Streetsblog […]

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