Resources

The resources contain examples and references that offer additional information about walking school buses. They are available online and can be located through a search on the web.

Bicycle trains

  • Bike Train Resource, Walk Bike to School Website

Consent forms

  • New Zealand: NZ Transport Agency Walking School Bus Coordinators' Guide
  • Australia: TravelSmart Australia. Walking School Bus: A guide for parents and teachers.

Evaluation tools

  • "Student Survey." Safe Routes to Schools: Marin County
  • "KidsWalk-to-School Participant Evaluation." KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

Getting school and community support

  • "Step One: Identify Interest." KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School
  • "Walking and Bicycling to School: Community Presentation." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

International Walk to School events

  • International Walk to School in the USA
  • International Walk to School Month

Parent communication

  • "Information for Parents." Hertfordshire County Council
  • Parent surveys
  • "Interest survey." Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • "Walking Bus Questionnaire." Hertfordshire County Council
  • "Walk-to-School Survey." KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

Recruitment

  • "Parent letter." Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Route planning

  • "Safe Routes to School Online Guide: Engineering, school route maps and the tools to create them." National Center for Safe Routes to School
  • "Walkability Checklist." Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
  • "Walkable Routes to School Survey." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rules

  • "Adapt the Following Suggested Rules to Your Own WSB/CSB." How to Organize a Walking/ Cycling School Bus, Go for Green Canada
  • "Rules and Guidelines." The Walking Bus: A Safe Way for Children to Walk to School, Friends of the Earth UK

Safety tips

  • "KidsWalk-to-School: Pedestrian Safety." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Walking School Bus: Guidelines for Organizers." Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
  • "Walking School Bus: Guidelines for Talking to Children about Pedestrian Safety." Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Walking school bus guides

  • "How to Organize a Walking/Cycling School Bus." Go for Green Canada
  • "KidsWalk-to-School Guide: A Guide to Promote Walking to School." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Walking School Bus: A Guide for Parents and Teachers." VicHealth Australia
  • "The Walking Bus: A Safe Way for Children to Walk to School." Friends of the Earth UK
  • "The Walking Bus: A Step by Step Guide." Road Safety Unit at Hertfordshire County Council
  • "The Walking School Bus Checklist." Active and Safe Routes to School Canada
  • "Walking School Bus Guide." Road Safe Auckland
  • "Walk There." State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Walking school bus programs

  • "How do I Start a Walking School Bus Program?" City of Clearwater, Florida
  • "Safe Routes to School." Van Derveer Elementary School, New Jersey
  • "South Hobart Primary School: Walking School Bus Experience." Hobart City Council, Australia
  • "Walking School Bus." Indiana Area School District
  • "Walking School Bus Schedule." Olive Chapel Elementary School, Apex, North Carolina