Bike to School Week 2016 in Peel

Bike to School Week is a celebration across the GTHA to encourage cycling to and from school. This year’s Bike to School Week ran from May 30th to June 3rd.

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  1. 52 schools in Peel Region registered for Bike to School Week in 2016 - more than double the number of schools involved in 2015! They joined over 300 schools across the GTHA who showed how much fun it can be to bike to school. Parents, school staff, school public health nurses, police officers, and other community partners came together to engage the students with innovative and exciting activities around cycling. The Region of Peel provided resources, including bike bells, helmets, stickers, posters, customized walking and biking maps, and more to support the schools who participated.
  2. During Bike to School Week, surveys done by participating schools showed that bike mode share increased to 7% throughout Peel Region, with thousands of students biking to school. Peel also led the way in the GTHA with over 90% of schools responding to a post-survey to evaluate the success of the program.
  3. Thanks to everyone who came together to make Bike to School Week such a huge success in 2016!

  4. Below are some of the great success stories of Bike to School Week 2016 in Peel Region...
  5. Robert J. Lee Public School had 130 cyclists on the last day of Bike to School Week, and the interest of cycling to school continued even after Bike to School Week ended, with 86 cyclists on June 14 (one week after Bike to School Week ended)! Watch their promotional video at the link below.

  6. Robera Bondar Public School had 135 cyclists on the 5th day of Bike to School Week! Watch their promotional video at the link below.

  7. Centennial Senior Public School organized a series of events to celebrate Bike to School Week: a Bike Safety Regulations Course, a Traffic Regulations course, an obstacle course during DPA and Community Bike Ride with Peel Police, a Traffic Regulations Quiz and Celebration time! A Bike to School Week Centennial Passport was also created to help students and teachers to track all their events!

  8. Massey Street Public School organized bike rodeos for students with support from school teachers and parent volunteers!
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