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NATIONAL WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

POSTER CHALLENGE 

 

Through PennDOT's Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Grant, GVF initiated the project, "My School in Motion."

​The program educates students on the benefits of walking and biking to school, addresses traffic congestion, environmental, and health effects.

My School in Motion helps identify barriers that prevent students from biking or walking safely within the community, assisting in the prioritizing of needed infrastructure improvements. 

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen a tremendous spike in biking and walking as modes of transportation. The increase in use tells us there is great value in investing in this type of infrastructure within our communities.

Biking and walking allow students to travel safely, maintaining social distancing recommendations, emitting zero C02 emissions, while enhancing physical and mental wellbeing. 

 

Valley Forge Middle School has partnered with GVF to promote walking and biking to school and instructing the next generation of commuters on the value of walking and biking as an alternate mode of travel.

On October 15th, GVF hosted a kickoff event. This outdoor assembly encouraged students to walk and bike to school and included an introduction to the program and the club.

October 14th Valley Forge Middle School will be celebrating National Bike or Walk to School Day.
 

Since 1997, communities have been coming together for Walk or Bike to School Day. This year, the global coronavirus pandemic means that travel to school may be different from prior years. But it does not mean we can't celebrate and bring awareness to the benefits of walking and biking to school.


Valley Forge Middle School students are being asked to design a poster to encourage others to walk, bike, or ride a scooter to school instead of getting to school by car.

Poster ideas: walking or biking safety, your favorite reason for walking or biking to school, or to remind motorists to slow down for students

The poster challenge is not a competition.

The goal is to raise awareness. and celebrate National Walk or Bike to School Day Virtually.

Please send your posters to info@gvftma.com by October 12th.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

GVF KICKS OFF "MY SCHOOL IN MOTION" AT VALLEY FORGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

GVF  |  NOVEMBER 15, 2019

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Founded in 1990, GVF is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region's economic vitality. To maximize awareness and develop sustainable support, we partner with public and private entities.

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