This week many San Francisco students, parents and teachers will participate in the city’s first weeklong Bike to School initiative.
Bike to School Week, formerly Bike to School Day, is a citywide event that encourages the city’s youth, parents and educators to choose a physically active and environmentally friendly way to get to and from school.
In 2012, more than 2,000 San Franciscans biked to school during the one-day event and organizers anticipate a record-breaking number of participants this year, as the extended event allows schools to choose the day that works best with their schedules.
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Leah Shahum, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a partner in this year’s event, said improved bicycling infrastructure is key to attracting young cyclists.
“As our city continues to invest in more safe, separated bikeways, we know we’ll see even more families pedaling together, Shahum said.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News