Walking School Bus
The cornerstone of most SRTS programs is the Walking School Bus, a group of chaperoned students who walk to school together. Chaperones are usually parents or teachers. Walking school buses create excitement about walking to school, provide “safety in numbers”, offer an opportunity to teach children to be aware of traffic and learn how to walk and cross safely. Walking school buses can be held every day, weekly, once a month, once a year, or at anytime that is appropriate for your school.
Frequent Walker Programs
Many schools motivate students to walk/bike to school with “frequent walker/bicyclist” programs. Students track how many days that they have walked or bicycled to school to participate. Contact us to develop a customized program.
Staff is available to make safety presentations to students on a variety of bicycle, scooter and pedestrian safety topics. Our goal is to interactively teach students the importance of safety and demonstrate that learning can be fun!
There are many ways to incorporate walking and bicycling into existing curriculum. Science and math classes are particularly suited to measuring the impact of more students walking/bicycling, tracking the number of steps that students are walking, etc.
How "walkable" or "bikeable" is your community? Using easy to follow checklists, we can help you to identify opportunities and challenges to your Safe Routes to School Program. Audits make a great project for student groups, PTA, or other community group.