Car-Free Challenge, Tip #8

It’s like a carpool – without the car. It’s called a walking school bus or a bicycle train.

For those who need to get children off to school, taking the car-free challenge is particularly challenging. That’s where neighborhood parents can be a godsend.

What is a walking school bus?

“A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

A variation on the walking school bus is the bicycle train, in which adults supervise children riding their bikes to school. The flexibility of the walking school bus makes it appealing to communities of all sizes with varying needs.”

This can work and you and your kids can be part of the car-free challenge (www.carfreechallenge.wordpress.com).

Jan

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