Monday, April 29, 2013

National Bike to School Day - May 8, 2013

The City and School District of Milton are proud to be working in partnership as we participate in a nationwide initiative known as National Bike to School Day on May 8th, 2013. Our nationally registered event will be encouraging children to ride their bicycles to school, as we seek to promote safe routes to school, health and wellness in our community, and reduce traffic congestion in and around our City’s schools.

School aged children in grades K-8 are encouraged to ride their bike to school on May 8th. The City will have extra police officers along primary road routes to Milton West Elementary School and Milton East Elementary School, Northside Intermediate School, and Milton Middle School. All participants are encouraged to wear bicycle helmets while participating in the event.

In addition to our goal of promoting health and wellness and reducing traffic congestion around our schools, we also seek to promote our event with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation in our on-going effort to access planning and transportation grants to develop safe routes to school.

City of Milton Mayor Brett Frazier fully endorses the event, stating “One of my most important priorities as Mayor is to find ways to ensure and promote the safety of our children before, during, and after school. I'm also working to address citizen concerns about traffic congestion around our City’s school buildings, especially during drop-off and pick up times. Encouraging and promoting bicycle use along safe routes to school is a great start in helping us address both issues."

School Board President Rob Roy also encourages participation in the event stating, “Anything we can do to promote children getting out and being active, and ensuring that our students get to and from all of our schools safely, is an event that our School District is proud to be a part of."

Additional information regarding participation will be sent home to K-8 students on May 3rd. For additional information about the event, please contact City Administrator Jerry Schuetz at 608-868-6900 ext. 4 or