Walking/cycling bus

 

A walking/cycling school bus is a group of children walking/cycling to school with one or more adults. It is simple, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

  • Encourage physical activity by teaching children the skills to walk safely, how to identify safe routes to school, and the benefits of walking
  • Raise awareness of how walkable a community is and where improvements can be made
  • Raise concern for the environment
  • Reduce crime and take back neighborhoods for people on foot
  • Reduce traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools
  • Share valuable time with local community leaders, parents, and children
  • Gives them a chance to meet new friends and interact with old ones
  • Opportunities to identify intergenerational activities
  • The wider community can enjoy access to improved local
  • Engage communities around the walking / cycling stops
  • Support greater numbers of young people being involved in positive activity

More informations:

Buscyclistes

Walking school bus

Wikipedia Walking bus