Now I really sound old but when I was a younger, most kids either walked or road their bike to school. (80% in the 70′s & 80′s)
It was safe and I cannot recall any nasty incidents. Plus the percentage of over weight or obese kids was a lot lower.
The larger kids was usually in the minority group.
Fast forward to 2006 and that rate has dropped dramatically to 20% according to Bicycle Victoria.
So some time ago there was an initial to help reverse the trend. The program has been a sucess with 154 schools signed up.
It involves the School on the first Tuesday of every month to encourage the kids to ride or walk to school.
VICTORIAN children are getting healthier and more active – thanks to a bicycle program.
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