Biking, running and walking are some of the best ways to stay active, but before you get started, keep these tips in mind.
Be Safe and be Seen: Make yourself visible to drivers. Wear bright colored clothing and reflective materials.
Be Smart and Alert: Avoid dangerous behaviors. Stay focused and avoid distractions like wearing headphones, texting or talking on a cell phone.
Be Careful at Crossings: Look before you cross. Always obey traffic signals.
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Walking School Bus
The Health District and Safe Routes to School are collaborating to launch Walking School Bus programs in our community to increase children's physical activity through active travel and to ensure the safety of children traveling to and from school. A walking school bus involves a group of children walking to school together accompanied by one or more adults. The program incorporates planned routes with meeting locations, a schedule and a team of trained volunteers to lead the walk.
The goals of the Walking School Bus program are to:
- Reduce traffic congestion in and around school
- Increase the number of students who walk and bike to school
- Improve safety through enhanced enforcement and street improvements
We would like to work with your school to bring a Walking School Bus program. If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact GetHealthy@washoecounty.gov
Last modified on 04/20/2023