Walk, Scoot, or Bike to School

Why does driving hurt our kids?  Kids who are driven to school are put at a disadvantage when compared to their peers who walk, scoot or bike to school… The BENEFITS ARE DOCUMENTED: When you allow your children to get to school on their own power, instead of driving them: 

  • WALK/BIKE to SCHOOL MORE EFFECTIVE than breakfast AND lunch. 
  • Effect lasts up to FOUR HOURS that day! (that’s well past lunch!)
  • INCREASE in ability is equal to that of someone 1/2 A YEAR AHEAD.

sources: http://sciencenordic.com/children-who-walk-school-concentrate-better www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/kids-who-bike-walk-to-school-have-better-concentration

There are many great resources for families wishing to encourage families in their community to start walking or biking to school.   Here are some of them:
            Walk.Bike.Schools! 
            Cascade Bicycle Club
            Feet First 
            National Partnership for Safe Routes to School