6th. Annual Active Transportation Month

Posted on April 17, 2017

The Erie County Regional Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Organization is excited to present the 6th year of Active Transportation Month.

What is active transportation and why May? Active transportation is any form of transit that is self-propelled. This could be in the form of biking, using a scooter, roller-skating or one of many more options! Active transportation is important to our community because it reduces the amount of traffic on our roads, helps preserve our environment, and improves overall health. May is national bike month.

Why the focus on active transportation? The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the chief transportation planning agency for the Sandusky Urbanized Area. The MPO is encouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation to promote the use of all forms of transportation. The MPO feels that community outreach regarding these other modes of transportation is important and beneficial to the community. The MPO already promotes a form of active transportation through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This program promotes children to actively travel to and from school in a safe manner in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle. ATM is another layer of this outreach effort, which is extended to the entire community.

Look for educational display boards at the Erie County Service Center and Office Buildings. Staff has also compiled a calendar with a list of local events occurring in May which will be posted at the end of April. This year the coloring contest has returned (kids up to 5th grade may enter).

For more details visit our website: http://www.eriecounty.oh.gov/departments-and-agencies/economic-development/erie-regional-planning-commission/mpo/

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