As part of School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman's long-standing safety initiatives, on January 18, 2012, she proffered an agenda item promoting March 2012 as "Florida Bike Month". Miami-Dade County Public Schools champions programs and events that promote personal health and well being in addition to protecting the environment.
This initiative is intended to promote the following:
- Healthy lifestyle choices, which encourage physical fitness as well as helps reduce the chances of chronic illnesses and obesity;
- Bicycle use has a positive effect on the environment by lower motor vehicle emissions and global warming; and
- Increase parking and existing road capacity when people choose to ride their bikes.
Help us celebrate March in a big way for bicyclists!
Better bicycling means a better Florida