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How to Host a Walking School Bus Training

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



A Walking School Bus is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to and from school with adult supervision.


Studies show that children who walk to school enjoy health benefits and academic advantages, as well as getting more quality bonding time with parents. Plus, walking to school gives children a sense of accomplishment, independence, and self-confidence.

However, today, although 40% of San Francisco elementary school students live within walking distance of school, only 27% of students actually walk. The Safe Routes to School Partnership is working to remove the barriers and change that.

Walk San Francisco, as part of the SF Safe Routes to School Program, will be providing a workshop to show how easy it is to start and maintain a successful Walking School Bus at your school.

A Walking School Bus is a fun way to get to school as a group! Children walk under adult supervision along a recommended route to school, joining the walk at any point along the way.

This FREE one hour workshop will cover:

  1. Benefits of a walking school bus at your school
  2. Materials needed to host a Walking School Bus
  3. How to conduct a walk audit
  4. How to establish and maintain a successful Walking School Bus
  5. How to determine an ideal location and route for a Walking School Bus

Attendees will also receive a free Walking School Bus Toolkit that will include everything you need to start and maintain a successful Walking School Bus at your school.

The SF Safe Routes to School Program is here to help all schools and families start a walking school bus in your community. Taking this training is the first step! Join us on Saturday, November 9th to get started on a fun and healthy commute!

Refreshments will be provided. This training will be offered in Spanish and Chinese as well.


November 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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NOW Hunters Point
155 Jennings Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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