More than 100 biked, walked to Aspen schools Thursday |

More than 100 biked, walked to Aspen schools Thursday

Staff report

In support of alternative transportation options, the city of Aspen and the Aspen School District challenged elementary and middle school students, teachers and parents to bike or walk to school Thursday morning. More than 100 people participated, arriving on campus by foot or by bike.

Representatives from the city of Aspen Transportation, Police and Canary Initiative departments were on hand, along with Pitkin County Sheriff’s staff, to encourage and reward participants.

The city of Aspen works with the Aspen School District on a variety of programs to mitigate the impacts of traffic and pollution.

“We love to see all the kids getting to school under their own steam. It’s important to expose kids to the variety of healthy, clean and community-oriented transportation options and empower them to make their own choices,” said Ginny Haberman, human resources director for the district.

The entire community is invited to participate in the city’s upcoming Bike to Work Day on June 24 from 7 to 10 a.m. at Paepcke Park.