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Massachusetts Walk and Bicycle to School Day

Posted by Kristi Palma  May 1, 2013 10:14 AM

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Today is Massachusetts Walk and Bicycle to School Day!

The program is part of the Safe Routes to School program by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in which students, parents, school staff and local police departments across the Commonwealth join forces to promote walking and bicycling to school.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, 86 schools across the state are participating today, which equals about 25,000 students.

Did you walk to school with your child today? Did your child walk or bike to school? How did it go? Some schools encouraged students to make signs such as "It's cool to walk to school!" and handed out stickers to kids for participating. What did your school do?

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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