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DOT Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Bike to School Program

2:08 PM EST on November 8, 2013

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DOT launched the second annual Bike to School competition on Tuesday.

Five schools will be selected to receive a cycling "starter kit" with curriculum materials, bike racks, assistance identifying safer routes to school, and other support from DOT, Bike New York, and Recycle-a-Bicycle.

In addition, the non-profit Safe Streets Fund will give selected schools $500 toward implementing Bike to School programs.

"Even more wheels are turning in classrooms citywide as schools introduce a new curriculum about the benefits of biking and riding smart," said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, in a press release. "With lesson plans and activities that get students thinking about streets and safety, we’re helping them discover biking is a great shortcut to a healthier, more active lifestyle."

Applications for the 2014 Bike to School program, available on the DOT web site, will be accepted through December 13.

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