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.
My School in Motion Club Kicks Off 2020!
Thirteen (13) students joined together for the first meeting of the ‘My School in Motion’ Club in the library on January 16th.
After a healthy dose of donuts…the ideas for the group started flying and moderators Mrs. Davison and Mrs. Nardone had a hard time keeping notes! Here’s what’s planned for the spring:
A VFMS ‘Challenge’…how can we get out of cars and get those feet and wheels moving? Competition and prizes!
A morning or afternoon walking club…around the track!
Field trip…to a nearby neighborhood to do an ‘audit’ on walking paths and sidewalks. Do I feel comfortable walking here? We’ll present our findings to Tredyffrin Township.
How does a ‘professional planner’ or ‘engineer’ get involved with getting more bike lanes and sidewalks? Come hear a professional talk about it---does it sound like an interesting career?