Safe Routes to School – Encouragement

The Santa Fe Safe Routes to School team is excited to work with your school to set up “walking school busses,” “bike trains,” and other ways to promote regularly walking or bicycling to and from school.  Since 2021, we have walked or biked with nearly 700 students and 1,000 overall participants, as summarized here.  Detailed summaries of participation by school season are provided in the links at the bottom of this page.

Some of the most successful promotions start with participating in International Walk to School Day in October, and National Bike to School Day in May.  Schools may arrange a walk-to-school or bike-to-school procession of students and families from a popular nearby site, such as a park, or simply encourage students to arrive on foot or by bike.

Check out these links to see some of the fun walk- and bike-to-school events we have helped put together with our focus schools:

Bike-to-School Week, May 3-5, 2022

Walk to El Camino Real Academy, Wed., Dec. 15, 2021

Walk to Aspen Community School, Thurs., Dec. 16, 2021  –  Jueves a Pie (Aspen Flyer in Spanish)

International Walk-to-School Day, Oct. 6, 2021

Summaries of participation in Walking School Busses and Bike Trains, by School Season:

Walks and Bikes from School in Summer 2021

Walking Schoolbusses and Bike Trains in Fall 2021

Walking Schoolbusses and Bike Trains in Spring 2022