The Bike Bus allows elementary school children to bike to school together, accompanied by trained and screened adult volunteers.

Like a school bus, a bike bus has a predefined route with departure and arrival points, and scheduled stops along the ride. Unlike a conventional school bus, the scheduled stops are meeting points for the participants to join the group ride.

Program Goals:

  1. To increase the number of students and parents safely biking to school.
  2. To increase the activity level of students by biking to school and starting the day with a physical activity that also benefits their overall well-being.
  3. To decrease the number of parents driving their kids to school.

To start a Bike Bus at your school, contact STSWR to ask a School Travel Planner about the process.

More information:

Bike Bus SOP 2023 – How STSWR can support your Bike Bus.

Bike Bus Pilot Project in Waterloo – Check out a local case study of a Bike Bus in action!