Walk to school day 2014Fit4Kids is helping make partner schools more bike and walk friendly! We’re currently in the process of performing Walk-about/Bike-about assessments at three partner schools, J.E.B. Stuart Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary, and Bellwood Elementary.

Walk-about/Bike-about assessments are exercises recommended by the Virginia Department of Transportation to raise awareness of any problems or conditions that may inhibit alternative transportation to schools. These assessments, which are performed during the arrival and dismissal of students engage local policy makers, engineers and planners, law enforcement, safety professionals, school district personnel and administrators, parents, students, and local media.

Our goal is to get a holistic look at the obstacles those walking and biking may face and come up with a plan to overcome them. For more information or any inquiries, please email Kayla Dransfield at kayla@grfit4kids.org . We’d love to help your school!