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What is a Walking School Bus?

Rachael Hamilton —

It is a group of children who walk together to/from school with parent supervisors along a set route.

Why should we start a Walking School Bus?

There are so many benefits of a walking school bus! Parents get to connect with one another, children get to have fun and get active, there is less congestion at school gates with more people walking which helps to improve the safety of the roads around schools.

Who can walk on a Walking School Bus?

Everyone! The more the merrier. We need parents to help as volunteers supervise the children. The more parents we have, the more ‘buses’ we are able to get going, and on more days.

How do we start a Walking School Bus?

Get in touch with Auckland Transport’s Community Transport Coordinator: louise.cameron@at.govt.nz