Bike Walk Knoxville is 1 of 52 partner agencies United Way of Greater Knoxville supports and provides funding! Bike Walk Knoxville was awarded a United Way grant in the amount of $10,000 to expand the Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership program to more elementary schools including development of the Walking School Bus and pilot Bike Train programs. Safe Routes to School programs provide ways for school children to walk and ride bikes home from school with their friends and volunteer adults in a safe environment.
Safe Routes to School in Knox County is making a difference because:
- Children benefit from being physically active - both physically and mentally.
- Safe neighborhoods for walking mean more physical activity and better health for children and adults.
- Less traffic around schools will mean better air quality for our kids and our neighborhoods.
- Kids who get physical activity before school concentrate better throughout the day.