Schools across the country will be organizing Bike to School promotional activities and events on Bike to School Day, in an effort to reduce the number of short car trips on the daily school-run. Bike to School events work to create safer routes for bicycling and walking. It also serves to emphasize the importance of a range of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, cyclist and pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. Please contact David Littlejohn at the City of Carmel at 571-2417 for any questions.
The Carmel City Council also declared May as Bike Month in Carmel and Bike to School Day will be one way we celebrate. Carmel will also be hosting Bike to Work Day on May 20th and will be promoting bicycle safety throughout the month. Carmel has been designated a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists from 2006 through 2019. “We are continually improving facilities for bicycles by making trail connectivity a priority and improving pathways. The 5.2-mile Monon Greenway and more than 175 miles of paths and trails in Carmel encourage residents to think about using their bicycles more often as a form of transportation. We hope these events in May draw more attention to bicycling in our community,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.