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Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! Santa Monica
May 1 - May 5
The first week of Bike Month kicks off with Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! —
The City of Santa Monicaâ€™s annual Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week encourages kids to be active, by getting to school using alternative modes of transportation. National Bike to School Day is coming up on: Wednesday, May 3rdâ€¦an exciting event aimed at promoting eco-friendly and safe transportation options for students. Bike It, Walk It, Bus It encourages students to skip the car rides and instead try walking, bicycling, skateboarding and scootering to school. Students from the Santa Monica High School Solar Alliance hosted the inaugural event in 2007, and since then it has expanded to every school in the District. To further incentivize this shift towards sustainable transportation, Big Blue Bus is offering free rides for anyone who presents their bike helmet to the bus operators during the event week.
In true Santa Moinca style – we add an extra layer of fun and friendly competition, each school is vying for the coveted Golden Sneaker award, which recognizes the school with the highest participation rate. With the support of the community and the excitement of the competition, Bike It, Walk It, Bus It is sure to be a fun and effective way to encourage sustainable transportation habits among students.
Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! aims is encourage transportation modes that helpÂ reduce traffic congestion near schools and promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits.