Walking School Bus
Did you know that inToday fewer than 15% walk or bike to school and over half arrive by private automobile. As much as 20-30% of morning traffic can generated by parents driving their children to school. During this time period the number of overweight children increased by 65%.
1969 half of all children
walked or biked to school?
What is a Walking School Bus?Actually, there is no bus at all. Parents walking children to and from school become the walking school bus.
It can be as simple as two families taking turns walking their children to school or as formal as a structured route with a timetable, designated stops and assigned adult volunteers.
The organization of each walking school bus is really up to the participants of each bus. What's important is to simply start moving and help our children discover that their journey to school can start with their own feet.
Get InformationFor more information on developing a walking school bus program at your school please contact the Greater Mercer TMA office at 609-452-1491 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our Walking School Bus brochure here.
Why set up a Walking School Bus?
For the children:
How to set up a Walking School Bus?
Start your day by fueling it with enthusiastic parent volunteers and the follow these steps: