09/09/11

Biking, Walking, & Blogging: Minneapolis Bike Walk Ambassador ProgramBiking, Walking, & Blogging: Minneapolis Bike Walk Ambassador Program

Ambassador Update

From Rebecca Gomez, Bike Walk Ambassador

 

Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis has been selected to participate in the Green Community Schools program. We began a conversation with Edison this summer to see how the Ambassadors could encourage more students and staff to walk and bike to school. We now have outreach plans focused on both students and staff, including safety and maintenance seminars, guided rides, and some fun competition.

 

Our kick-off event for the year was the Northeast Annual Back to School BBQ. We brought a bicycle blender, brain injury simulation, and lots of maps. One goal we had was to collect the routes students are currently taking. This information will help guide the creation of maps highlighting suggested routes for the schools and will be used to encourage more students to walk and bike. You can read more about that here.