Walking to school is good for the entire community! Getting people out and about with a walking school helps both children and adults feel pride in where they live, making for safer, more active neighborhoods. Children also get to practice being safe pedestrians, having fun, and socializing with friends on their way to school. It’s also great for volunteers, as they increase their own physical activity and get involved with the neighborhood. When a neighborhood begins to see walking as a social norm, it helps them prioritize investment in infrastructure that supports walkability.
Interested in starting your own Walking School Bus? You can get tips on planning routes, setting schedule, and ensuring your group’s safety by downloading Fire Up Your Feet’s guide to Planning a Walking School Bus.