Walking School Bus

Children and adults stand behind a sign that reads "walking school bus."

Jefferson City, MO

Some communities have good conditions for walking, but parents and other caregivers don’t feel comfortable letting their children—especially young ones— travel to school alone. For many, walking school buses may be the answer to this concern.

Walking school buses are groups of children who walk designated routes to school under adult supervision, picking up kids along the way just like a bus. For some neighborhoods, it’s a casual group walk, while others set up a formal plan with adults scheduled to walk on certain days. Help families get connected and launch a bus that’s right for your community.

Read The Walking School Bus: Combining Safety, Fun and the Walk to School
to learn how to organize, promote and maintain a walking school bus.