May 9, 2018 · 9:09 pm
Bowser Rallies with Hundreds of Student Bikers to Launch Bike to School Day – Photo Essay
by Larry Janezich
Wednesday morning, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched Bike to School Day at Lincoln Park in Hill East. Several hundred students on bikes and scooters participated. Built on the popularity of National Walk to School Day, National Bike to School Day was created to provide an opportunity for students across the nation to highlight the importance of safe, healthy transportation options, and biking safely to their learning institutions.
Master of Ceremonies CM Charles Allen arrives at the event via bicycle.
Mayor Bowser, introduced by CM Allen (at left), exhorts students to bike, but to bike safely.
Here’s the scene – circa 8:15am – looking north.
Here’s another angle a few minutes later, looking south.
Here’s a shot of eager bikers on the park’s north side jockeying for position to depart the ceremony.
Mayor Bowser and “This Is My Street” Banner, awaiting a phalanx for student bikers on the west side of the park.
A J.O. Wilson student biker about to break through…
and Breaking Away.
6 responses to “Mayor Bowser Launches Bike to School Day with Hundreds of Student Bikers– Photo Essay”
Is the city also providing subsidized insurance? Didn’t think so.
Why should the city subsidize insurance?
Makes it cheaper.
Perhaps my question should be more clear: Why should government funds be used to subsidize insurance for voluntary activities undertaken by private citizens?
Insurance for what? Biking?
If the city is trying to save money by encouraging children to bike to school (which is inherently more dangerous especially in DC) than providing traditional transportation to pubic schools, then it only seems fair that they use the savings to offset the increased risk to life and limb of the students.