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.
- To increase the number of students and parents safely biking to school.
- 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.
- 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
Check out this local case study of a Bike Bus in action: Empire Public School Bicycle Bus