That is the question we need your help answering. The American Heart Association, in conjunction with the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and many other partners, is working to make sure that there is adequate state funding for the Safe Routes to School program.
This important program provides education and safety programs and infrastructure that allow public school children to walk and bike to school safely, increasing their daily physical activity levels and lowering their long-term health risks.
Every three days, on average, a bicyclist or pedestrian is seriously injured or killed on Idaho roads. These statistics are only part of the story. The real story is yours, the community members here in Idaho. Right now, we are gathering these stories of injuries or close-calls to share with our lawmakers to show them just how important this education is. Also, if you are involved in or have taken part in a Safe Routes to School Program, or have been in the past, or would like to know more about our work, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Share Your Story page to share or to join our efforts!