Press Release: MoBikeFed Releases Walk/Bike to School Savings Calculator

Released September 28th, 2011

Thousands of Missouri schoolchildren will be walking and biking to school during Walk to School Month (October) and on International Walk to School Day (Wed, Oct 5th)

"Walking and biking to school is one of the best ways to keep kids healthy, happy, and performing well in school," said Brent Hugh, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation.

"We've known this for a long time, but we now we can can see the numbers in an easy-to-use online calculator."

The Walk/Bike to School Savings Calculator is online at


The calculator shows that a child who bikes a mile to and from school every day will bike a distance longer than a trip across Missouri and saves over 600 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions in a year.

A child who walks half a mile to and from school daily saves over 20 pounds of pollutants (other than CO2) and receives benefits and savings of almost $1800 over the course of a year.

"We encourage every family to try walking or biking to school during National Walk to School Month--and see the savings and benefits it brings to your family," said Hugh.

Online Bike/Walk to School Savings Calculator:


Dozens of schools across Missouri are organizing Walk to School events during October:



Brent Hugh is Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and State Organizer of the Missouri Safe Routes to School Network.

Missouri Safe Routes to School Network is a coalition of more than 100 organizations, agencies, and individuals working to encourage more Missouri students to bicycle and walk to school more often. The Network works on statewide policy change and encouragement in support of the Safe Routes to School movement.

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The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is a statewide coalition of bicyclists, walkers, runners, trail organizations and related businesses which represents over 30,000 Missourians and advocates on behalf of the state's two million ardent bicyclists and six million walkers.

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Contact: Brent Hugh
Executive Director, Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation
Phone: 816-695-6736