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WHEREAS, parents driving children to school can account for up to 25 percent of the morning rush hour traffic in the vicinity of schools; and

WHEREAS, walking and bicycling to school reduces the number of vehicle trips near schools and potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists; and

WHEREAS, reducing the number of vehicles driving students to school results in increased safety, reduced traffic congestion, improved air quality and less fuel consumption; and

WHEREAS, the benefits related to physical activity at an early age play a leading role in reducing rates of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related health problems among children; and

WHEREAS, children walking and bicycling to school together with parents and caregivers opens opportunities to mentor children about pedestrian and bicycle safety and its benefits related to health and the environment; and

WHEREAS, walking and bicycling to school offers an opportunity to build physical activity into a daily routines; and

WHEREAS, children, parents and community leaders throughout the Silver State are joining together to walk and bicycle to school on Nevada Moves Day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 21, 2018 as

 Nevada Moves Day

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley