It's time to get ready for a new school year, and parents need to think about how their children will get to school. Safe Routes Nebraska is encouraging more families to get out of the car and consider walking or biking to school.
"Studies show that students who walk or bike to school are more alert and ready to learn when they get to class," said Angela Barry, program coordinator for Safe Routes Nebraska. "And the increased activity improves fitness. But parents and children need to prepare to ensure that they arrive safely."