Big names at Indianapolis Safe Routes to School event
I would tell you that League President Andy Clarke and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood participated in a great Safe Routes to School event in Indianapolis today a few days after share time on BicycleRadio, but the Secretary has already covered the day better than I could. So I’ll quote at some length from his post:
I cannot imagine a better way to begin Grandparents Day than by walking two of my grandkids, Ella and Henry, to school with my wife, Kathy. And to combine that with a schoolwide event at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Indianapolis celebrating Safe Routes to School is really a terrific bonus…
Meanwhile, other kids from the school joined the “bicycle train,” sort of a walking school bus on wheels. And, since I can’t be in two places at once–I really wanted to!–today’s special bike train guest was a great Safe Routes partner, Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists.
You may have heard me and Andy on the air this week during the BicycleRadio.com broadcast Tuesday night. If you didn’t, I encourage you to download a podcast of the internet radio show; there’s been a lot of exciting developments lately regarding DOT and non-motorized ways of getting around, and that excitement made the show a lot of fun.
Andy Clarke and Secretary LaHood (Photo from Welcome to the Fast Lane Blog — www.fastlane.dot.gov)