Walking School Bus

02/05/2013


When children walk to school, it has a positive impact on the entire community. By getting people out and about, walking school buses can foster a sense of community pride in both children and adults, which can lead to safer, more active neighborhoods. Children get to practice safe pedestrian skills, have fun, increase socialization time with friends, and they arrive at school alert and ready to learn. Volunteers have the opportunity to increase their own physical activity and become more involved in their neighborhood while allowing other parents extra time in the mornings. As people witness walking school buses, they begin to see walking as a social norm, which motivates the community to invest in infrastructure that supports walkability.