Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lt. Governor Mongiardo Celebrates International Walk to School Day

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 05, 2010  
Contact Information:  Valeria Cummings
Eric Duncan

Nine Schools in Five Kentucky Communities to Participate

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo today recognized several Kentucky communities participating in International Walk or Bike to School Day; a time set-aside to encourage students to walk or bike to school throughout the school year. Schools in Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Murray and Southgate will be among those participating.

“An energetic approach to childhood health lays the foundation for a lifetime of wellness,” said Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo. “As a doctor, I know the importance of keeping our children physically active in order to promote good health today and tomorrow. Walking or riding a bike is definitely a step in the right direction.”

Since 2005, federal safe routes to schools dollars have been available for schools to make walking and biking safer and more convenient for children and families. Safe routes to school projects may include bicycle and pedestrian safety educational programs; the construction of new bike lanes, pathways, sidewalks, and/or crosswalks to increase the safety of the roadway; or programs such as “walking school buses,” where parents walk with a group of children to decrease fears of stranger danger or bullying while children are on their way to school.

Schools participating this year include:

  • Bowling Green
    William H. Natcher Elementary School
  • Lexington
    Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School
    Maxwell Escuela De Inmersión En Español
    Seton Catholic School
  • Louisville
    Crosby Middle School
    Crums Lane Elementary School
    Martin Luther King Elementary School
  • Murray
    Murray Middle School
  • Southgate
    Southgate Public School

For more information and contact information for the communities participating in International Walk to School Day in Kentucky, visit