Local community organization South Pas Active Streets received a visit from staff for Assemblymember Mike Fong at Marengo Elementary Tuesday morning.
By Michael siegel
The group has been organizing monthly Bike Buses to school. Kris Miller, co-founder of South Pas Active, was thrilled to see the Bike Bus efforts get recognized. ” We know that when kids bike and walk to school, they’re building character, self-confidence, and fitness. The adult-guided, safety-in-numbers bike rides to school led Fong’s office to recognize the group for “promoting active transportation that improves quality of life, contributes to our community, and is a core pillar of South Pasadena’s climate action plan.”
On hand from Fong’s office was Jennifer Tang, who greeted close to 40 riders as they made their way to school grounds. from routes starting at Maple Street and Garfield Park. Once the children made their way into school, Tang presented the group with the Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly and then stayed to discuss ways to improve safe routes to school with parents.
“We look forward to the Bike Bus each month and would love for it to be a more frequent occurrence,” said Julia Pong, Marengo parent of a kindergartener and 2nd grader. “It’s such a great community builder.”
For their next event, South Pas Active will be offering a free Bike Valet in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming Eclectic Music Festival on April 29th.
For more information on the Bike Bus and other South Pas Active initiatives, visit southpasactive.org.
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