A Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train consists of a group of children walking or cycling to school with one or more adults. It can be informally planned when two or three families take turns walking or cycling with their children to school or it might be a more formally developed and organized program with specific stops, specific participants and volunteer Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train leaders.
The HASTE website provides a set of unique and useful tools for B.C. schools wishing to organize a safe, active transportation to school initiative. Development of Best Routes through on-line mapping tools, measuring success in terms of emissions reductions achieved using MyTravel, accessing information through online Webinars, and online Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train advice and support are all possible through this hub.
The following Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train sections will help to inform your family, your neighbourhood or your school community as you develop plans to introduce a Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train.