Promotion

December 2006 Status Report

The Monthly SRTS Program Tracking Brief is prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School to provide information about State SRTS programs. Each month, a different snapshot and brief analysis of one key trend across all State programs is presented. It also provides a tracking table summarizing key attributes from all programs.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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NCSRTS Six Month Report: 2007

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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Walk 'N Roll Punch Card

Use this Walk 'N Roll punch card as an incentive to get kids to walk to school regularly. Each day they walk or bike to school, or on designated walking days, punch one of the spots on the card to log their walking. When they've punched each of the spots on the card, award them with a prize such as a pencil, balloon, ice cream gift certificate, etc. Allow kids who cannot walk to school to earn punches by walking at recess.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Safe Routes to School Program
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Do you have an image library?

The National Center for Safe Routes to School does not have an image library. However, if you are interested in images of children walking and bicycling to school please visit the International Walk to School Day photo library at IWalk.org. Here you will find hundreds of images searchable by county, region, city and year.

What are some benefits of walking school buses?

A walking school bus offers many benefits to different community members. Below are some of the possible ways that children, adults, the school and the broader community can all profit.

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What materials can I use for my walking school bus program?

Information and resources on the walking school bus including example programs, how-to guides, and sample consent forms, evaluation forms and parent survey are available in the Resource section of the Walking School Bus: Combining Safety, Fun and Walk to School.

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What is a bicycle train?

A variation on the walking school bus is a bicycle train where a group of children and adult leaders ride together to school.

A bicycle train offers a safe, fun way to ride as a group. Because of the equipment involved and the potential need to ride on a road, planning and conducting a bicycle train is more involved than having a walking school bus. Basic considerations are outlined below.

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How many adults should walk with children as part of a walking school bus?

For adequate adult supervision, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend:

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What is a walking school bus?

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults along a pre-planned route to school. A variation on the walking school bus is a bicycle train where a group of children and adult leaders ride together to school.

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Is there a guide for walking school bus programs?

Yes. The Walking School Bus: Combining Safety, Fun and Walk to School is a guide intended for parents, teachers, public health educators, bicycle clubs, Safe Route to School coordinators, law enforcement officers and others who care about increasing the number of children who walk and bicycle to school in a safe manner. Any one or combination of these individuals can lead a walking school bus program.

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