Transportation Alternatives | Walk and Bike to School

Elementary students and parents walk and bike to school

The Shawnee Mission School District encourages active transportation alternatives for students and families wishing to bike or walk to school. The City of Roeland Park, BikeWalkKC and Johnson County Department of Health & Environment collaborated with Roesland Elementary and Shawnee Mission to stage a Walk, Roll & Stroll Day.

The resulting Roesland Elementary Safe Routes to School Case Study & Checklist includes a list of considerations and a checklist for those school communities wishing to encourage walking and biking to school.  

Is your school interested in starting a Walking School Bus or learning more about Safe Routes to School? Contact Joan Leavens, Coordinator, Sustainability and Community Engagement.

Access free materials from KC Healthy Kids to help students conduct an audit of walking and biking in their neighborhoods.