What: Walking School Bus / Bike Train training (more info below)
When: Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, Noon-1:30pm
Where: Southeast Precinct Community Room, 4735 E. Burnside Street Portland, OR 97215
Who: Free and open to the public. Please register online or RSVP via email (email@example.com) or phone (503-823-5291).
Are you interested in learning more about Walking School Buses or would you like to start a Walking School Bus program at your school? Then come to this interactive training led by our Safer Routes to School Organizers. You leave with a good understanding of this easy-to-implement program, new connections with people in your community interested in promoting safe walking and biking, and a guidebook with step-by-step instructions and templates to customize for your school.
Food will be provided. Child care available upon request.
What is a Walking School Bus?
A Walking School Bus is “just like a regular school bus, but without the walls and seats, and instead of wheels, we use our feet” according to LeeAnne Fergason, a Pedestrian Safety Ambassador for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. A walking school bus can be as simple as a few families in your neighborhood taking turns walking or riding with their children and other students to school, or as structured as specific routes with a regular schedule and meeting times.
What is a Bike Train?
The Bike Train is a variation on the Walking School Bus, in which adults supervise students riding their bikes to school.