Safe Routes to School

What is it?
  • National program that creates a fun and safe way to walk to school
  • Just like a regular school bus with walking instead of riding
  • Students walk in a group, guided by parent volunteers
Why Participate?
  • Learn about pedestrian safety
  • Participate in physical activity
  • Learn about your neighborhood
  • Have fun with your friends!!
  • Help reduce traffic congestion
How does it work?
  • There are 3 routes from different neighborhoods
  • Join the group as they walk to school...start at the beginning or join along the way!
History of Safe Routes to School
In the past, it was the norm for children to travel to school by walking or bicycling. Today, the number of children walking and biking to school has declined dramatically. This is due, in part, distance from school, traffic conditions, parental concerns of crime and child safety, and lack of sidewalks. Safe Routes to School (STRS) was designed to address these issues.

For more information, click here.

Current Walking School Bus Participants
  • St. John's Lutheran School

Click here for an interactive map of the Walking School Bus routes!


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Physical Activity & Achievement

Studies show that there are links between physical activity and academic achievement, proving that active kids do better.

Source: www.saferoutespartnership.org

Parent Volunteers Needed!
Want to be involved? We are seeking parent volunteers to lead the Walking School Bus!
Questions?
Please contact Hannah Grobelny at hannah.grobelny@washozwi.gov or (262) 284-8181.

Thank you to our partners!
Aurora Health Care
Concordia University
Bike Friendly West Bend