Hooray for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) which announced last month that it will participate in this year’s National Bike to School Day!
The largest school system in Virginia will encourage its teachers, staff, and students to bike to school on May 8 in order to promote good health through physical activity, and reduce traffic and pollution in our area.
A fan of the annual “Bike to Work Day” (this year scheduled for Friday, May 17), Herndon attorney Doug Landau applauds FCPS for joining this important cause.
“A bike ride is a great way to start — and end — the school day,” says Landau.
Doug has a plea for parents:
Make sure your children have a safe route mapped out AND that they wear a helmet every time they get on a bike!!
And one for drivers too:
Be extra vigilant on May 8 — watch for school children on bikes!
For more information about Bike to School Day in Fairfax County, click here.