• The Walking School Bus


    In the search for ways to make walking to school safer, more fun and more convenient, communities are finding that walking school buses can make a real difference. Safe Routes to School programs, which encourage and enable children to safely walk and bicycle to school, often include walking school buses in their activities. For more information about these programs, see the National Center for Safe Routes to School website, www.saferoutesinfo.org.

    A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school or as structured as a planned route with meeting points and a schedule.


    For a Walking School Bus guide, and to find out a Walking School Bus might be a good solution for your community, visit the Safe Routes to School Walking School Bus information page.