Initiated by parents or caregivers, a walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It can be as simple and informal as several families taking turns walking their children to school, or as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of volunteers. Once you have an informal walking school bus established among several families, you may want to include more members of your community.
It’s not too late to start a walking school bus in time for Walk to School Day! Download this simple one-pager that explains how to get started and lists important safety considerations.