Walking & Biking to School

Walking & Biking to School

Walking and bicycling can be a great way to get to school. Students get exercise. Traffic around school may be reduced. And fewer cars can help the environment.

Before you start, it’s important to make sure the route your student(s) take to walk or bike to school are appropriate. The district’s Safety Advisory Committee asked a subcommittee to review suggested walk routes to the district’s elementary schools. That group worked with traffic and pedestrian safety experts as well as a GIS consultant to develop GIS maps of updated walk routes. Schools reviewed the maps and provided feedback. These maps are now being posted, below, as they are completed.

The same group also worked on a  new policy concerning walking and riding bikes to school. This policy replaces individual school rules for when students can ride bikes to school.

New policy link: http://www.lwsd.org/About/Policies-Regulations/Admin-Policies/Support-Services/Pages/Suggested-Walk-Routes-and-Bicycle-Policy.aspx

Sourced from the Lake Washington School District: http://www.lwsd.org/Schools/Transportation/Pages/Walking-and-Biking-to-School.aspx

One Response to “Walking & Biking to School”

  1. TCW says:

    Please ensure that your studuent does not use private property on their route!