Recovery Blog

Kids and Bikes

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by on February 8, 2011

Bicycle training workshops held in various locations around Boston have helped low-income elementary and middle-school students learn how to  ride safely and how to maintain a bicycle — part of a larger citywide effort to increase physical activity in schools. The workshops are sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission, which is participating in the nationwide Communities Putting Prevention to Work program, funded by the Recovery Act.  Learn more about how Boston is encouraging kids and families to bicycle and become more physically active by visiting the Let’s Move Blog.

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  1. tts sdk said, on September 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you so much for these workshops! Biking is much healthier than going by bus or car but safety needs to be taught for the kids to know to act in traffic.

  2. STEVEN J. FROMM, ATTORNEY, LL.M. (TAXATION) said, on October 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    This is such a great idea. A couple years ago I visited Amsterdam to discover that bikes were the only way to get around. Bikers and bike racks everywhere. If we could ever get our major cities to adopt this idea it could really change things. Anyone serious about this matter needs to go to Amsterdam to see it in action!

  3. Flying with a bike said, on January 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Steven, I was in Amsterdam last summer and I could not agree more with your comment. It will take a cultural shift in the US, but programs like the one in Boston is a great start. If we start now, in 10-15 years our cities would be much safer and more bike friendly, maybe even the next Amsterdam’s.

  4. Andrew Smythe said, on August 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Great to hear about the success of this program, not only does it cut pollution and
    congestion, it encourages a healthier lifestyle which is urgently needed if we are to tackle
    the massive obesity problem in the US.

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