Beginning August 18—the start of school in Orange County—local streets were once again peppered with students walking and biking to school.
To encourage more children to walk and bike, and to ensure it happens safely, Healthy Central Florida (HCF) will hold its 3rd annual Walk and Bike to School Workshop from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., September 18 at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park.
The interactive event is free and designed for parents, principals, Healthy School Team Leaders, city officials, police, pedestrian/cycling advocates and PTA representatives so everyone can come together to brainstorm solutions for any barriers to getting more children walking and biking safely to school.
Participants will hear from local walking and biking experts, receive tools to promote walking and biking at their school, and hear from a panel of police, city officials, parents and teachers all working together for safe routes to school. In addition, all schools will have the opportunity to qualify for mini-grants to support biking and walking programs at each school in the Winter Park Consortium of Schools.
The workshop is made possible with support from HCF, Florida Hospital (FH) and the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF). HCF is a community-based partnership founded by the WPHF and FH to help local communities embrace health and wellness.