Traffic Delays Possible near Juniata Valley High School on Wednesday, May 9 for National Bike to School Day
Drivers traveling on Rt 305 between Petersburg and Alexandria on Wednesday, May 9, may encounter possible traffic delays between 8 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Students from Juniata Valley High School will be participating in the inaugural National Bike to School Day and will be biking to/from school during these times.
Approximately 50 students will be riding to school Wednesday, May 9, along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
This year marks the first-ever National Bike to School Day. Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.
Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The event is being organized by Juniata Valley High School Sustainability Club and Student Council, Safe Kids Huntingdon County, and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.
For additional local information, please contact the Juniata Valley High School Office at (814) 669-4401.
For additional information, please visit these websites:
Walk and Bike to School Day www.walkbiketoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org