Wednesday, September 4, 2013

walking photo


October 10, 2013

Hudson Schools celebrates

International Walk/Bike

to School Day

Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.  In 2000, the event became international when the UK and Canada (both of which had already been promoting walking to school) and the USA joined together for the first International Walk to School Day. Growing interest in participation all over the world led the International Walk to School Committee to shifts its promotion to International Walk to School Month for the entire month of October.
In the USA and Canada, International Walk to School Day galvanizes visibility for walking and bicycling to school. Over time, this event has been part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation - each October. Today, thousands of schools across America and in more than 40 countries worldwide celebrate walking to school every October.

The success of Walk to School Day, as well as continued interest in bicycling to school, created a desire for a national event focused on bicycling to school. This goal became reality in 2012, when the first National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month.

Although Walk to School Day is focused more on walking and Bike to School Day is focused more on bicycling, both days welcome and encourage all forms of active transportation to school.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School, 2013

"What's New with Safe Routes Hudson?"

* Are you walking or rolling to school this fall? If you live within a one to two mile radius of your school, consider walking of biking.
* Hudson City School District (K - 8) and Safe Routes Hudson will hold the annual Walk and Bike to School this October...stay tuned for date and details.
* Coming soon...Safe Routes Hudson "Frequent Walker Cards and Walk Smart Maps for walkers and bikers that live within a 1 to 2 mile radius of school.

 Safe Routes Hudson in the News, Spring 2013

New MOV Band program introduced in 2013

Safe Routes Hudson Shares info at the Hudson Expo

(click on video and MOVband/MOVchallenge mention third video in)

Good weather helps make The Annual Bike/Walk to School Event a success

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Walk Bike to Hudson Schools on May 8th

Hudson Schools Celebrates
National Bike/Walk to School Day
on Weds. May 8th 2013

Hudson Schools will be joining schools from around the U.S. to celebrate our 3rd annual National Bike/Walk to School Day on May 8th.   

Students from Evamere, East Woods, McDowell and Hudson Middle School will be walking and bicycling to school that Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

Walkers and bikers alike will receive recognition on this day to get out, celebrate Spring and get some morning exercise!   There will be parent volunteers and an increased police presence in neighborhoods surrounding Hudson Schools.  Tables will be set up manned by parent volunteers to reward participants, and there will be special recognition on the morning announcements!

Bike/Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity, promoting independence among children, pedestrian and bicycle safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by Safe Routes Hudson, a community-initiated effort to improve the walking and bicycling conditions in Hudson.  Special emphasis is being placed on a combination of activities that make it safer for our children to walk and bicycle to school.

Safe Routes Hudson & HCSD Grades 3 - 5 launch MOVband & MOVchallen​ge Program!

Safe Routes Hudson and Hudson City Schools (grades 3 – 5) are pleased to announce the launch of their first MOVchallenge the week of April 15, 2013.

As part of this challenge, students will be given a MOVband in homeroom and be responsible for wearing and caring for it the remainder of the 2013 school year. The Classic MOVband ( is designed to get children moving and excited about being active. It is a watch with 3 settings: time, moves and miles. The device has a 3D chip and tracks steps and arm movement.

The MOVchallenge is 100 miles in 21 days! This will be a fun challenge to encourage movement at school and home. Your child will also be given a charger and must charge their MOVband every 10 days (You will not lose your miles during this process). The MOVband is water resistant and cannot be worn swimming!

If your child loses the MOVband the replacement cost is $19.99. Note: Your child will need to return the MOVband to their Homeroom Teacher the week of Monday, May 27th.  It is our hope to get your child excited about moving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Thank you for your support!