(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) -- On Wednesday, New Bedford will celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day, intended to promote safe commuting, environmentalism and increased physical activities among Massachusetts’ youth.
More than 300 elementary and middle schools across the state will be taking part in the event, organized by Massachusetts’s Safe Routes to School program.
“We hope to see all our schools participating in the ‘Walk and Bike to School Day’” said Dr. Pauline Hamel, project coordinator of New Bedford Mass in Motion Kids. “However, walking activities must go far beyond single events in our schools and should continue throughout the year.”
Mayor Jon Mitchel plans to join students from Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School at 7:45 a.m. for a special walk and bike event.
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