Kildala Elementary students arrive at school on their bikes and scooters. (Photo Gerry Leibel)

Nechako Elementary supports Bike to Work and School week

It’s all about reducing our carbon footprint

On Friday, May 24, Kildala Elementary students got into the spirit of Bike to Work and School Week which runs from May 27 to June 2.

The provincial government promotes the week as a fun, healthy and active way of lowering one’s carbon footprint.

The popularity of Bike to Work and School Week continues to grow – last year, 58,000 people participated, surpassing the previous year, with thousands more British Columbians taking part.

The BC government also recently introduced the CleanBC plan, looking at ways to make cycling, walking, skateboarding and other modes of active transportation easier for people of all ages and abilities.

“We have been engaging with people in communities around the province and hearing great ideas on how to do this. We will be rolling out the active transportation strategy soon,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena.

The ministry has contributed $745,000 over the last five years toward Bike to Work and School Week in B.C.

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