May is Bike Month and May 20th marks the end of Bike to Work Week, which is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. DHPE and National Implementation Partner, the American Planning Association (APA), working together this month to help promote bicycling as an active mode of transportation to help increase physical activity and maintaining a healthier lifestyle by highlighting local efforts promoting active transportation.
APA has several coalitions around the country changing policies and environments in their communities to make biking an easier and safer transportation option. Learn more about the APA coalitions in these locations:
Are you interested in learning more about active transportation? Want to hear how to implement an active transportation effort in your community? Well, join DHPE’s Active Transportation Ask-the-Expert Webinar at 1 PM EST on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Diane Dohm of ChangeLab Solutions will be the featured expert. This “ask-the-expert session” provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about active transportation—how does the built environment affect health; what are the benefits of walking and bicycling; what are the basic principles and benefits of Complete Streets?