Walk, Ride, and Roll to School

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School

Active transportation to school. Walk, Ride, and Roll to School encourages active transportation including biking, walking, skating, or riding a scooter to help promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles for students. Active transportation saves money, improves children’s health, and reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in school zones. 

Free classes for schools. The iCommute Walk, Ride, and Roll to School program offers free classes and events to public or private K-12 schools in the San Diego region, designed to teach students skills and safety to build confidence and encourage active transportation choices. The SANDAG iCommute bike education services are available in person or virtually. Register your school for a free virtual assembly or bike and traffic safety online module.

Walk and Bike to School Days. Each year, schools hold events for bike and walk to school days around the world. In 2022, National Bike to School Day will be Wednesday, May 4, and International Walk to School Day will be Wednesday, October 5. The National Center for Safe Routes to Schools provides helpful tips on how your school can participate. San Diego region schools or districts also can register for a free class or event to prepare for or encourage participation in Walk and Bike to School Days.

Walking and biking safety. Education is the key to ensuring that kids bike and walk to school safely. The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School program supports bike and pedestrian safety through education, outreach, and fun trading cards with safety tips for kids. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a bicycle safety activity kit and child pedestrian safety curriculum for parents to share with their children. Schools may also register for free Walk, Ride, and Roll to School classes and events that teach walking and biking safety.

Bike trains and walking school buses. Traveling to school as a group promotes safety. Bike trains are groups of students that ride bikes to school together with adult/parent leaders. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school together with one or more adults. Walking school buses or bike trains can be as informal as two families taking turns biking or walking their children to school, or as structured as establishing a route, timetable, and a group of parent volunteers. Check out this walking school bus guide to get started.

More alternative transportation choices. All San Diego public transit operators allow for bikes on board, and walking to transit stops can lead to a healthier start to your children’s school days. For some parents, organizing a carpool or having their children take transit to school is a good option. HopSkipDrive is a safe ride service app designed to help parents get their kids to and from school safely with a personal driver or by carpooling with other families. Research has shown that when students carpool, their school attendance and timeliness improve.

For more information, call 511 and say “Schools” or email [email protected]

Para ver información en español, por favor utilice el traductor de Google en la parte inferior de esta página.

program highlight