The first-ever KC Regional Safe Routes to School Summit was a great success! This event convened bicycle/pedestrian champions, community partners, public health experts, teachers, district administration, parents, elected officials, and city staff from both sides of the state line to learn, share, and experience all things Safe Routes to School. Click here to learn more.
In 1960, half of kids walked or biked to school. Today fewer than 15% of kids walk or bike to school. Today’s kids are the first generation of Americans with a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Safe Routes to School is the national movement to get more kids walking and biking to school. Organizing a walking school bus with neighbors, asking the city to install a crosswalk across a busy street, adding bike racks at schools, and reforming district policies are all steps that schools, parents, and community members can take to make it safer and easier to walk and bike to school. BikeWalkKC is a nationally-recognized leader in helping communities get more kids walking and biking to school. We offer services, programs, resources, and consulting for parents, communities, and schools.
When kids walk or bike to school they not only get a daily dose of much-needed physical activity, they also burn off excess energy and arrive in the classroom ready to learn.