Find a Travel Buddy

Is your child not ready to walk alone yet? You have options! Walking with a buddy or a group is a great way to help children feel more comfortable with the school route.

Find a walking buddy:

  • If your child’s school friend lives on the same route, consider picking them up along the way.
  • if you live in different areas and both walk, pick a spot in the middle to meet and finish the walk together
  • if your friend walks and you usually get a ride, pick a spot a couple blocks away and finish the walk together.


Start a walking school bus:

  • Get to know other families on your child’s route and take turns walking the kids to school. Divvying up the walking commitment with a few other parents can make it easier to manage.