• Safe Walking/Biking Routes to School Program 

     What is the Safe Walking/Biking Routes To School Program?

    The Safe Walking/Biking Routes to School Program empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to schools safe and routine for school children.



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    Walking and bicycling to school was once a part of everyday life. In 1969, about half of all students walked or bicycled to school. Today, fewer than15-percent of all school trips are made by walking or bicycling, while more than half of all children arrive at school by car.

    Parents often say traffic danger, distance and lack of sidewalks and paths are the reasons why their children don’t bike or walk to school. This program is designed to assist in easing those fears.




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    Parents and Community members who  volunteer to be a part of this program will assist in making your community safer for children to walk and bike to and from school.  

      The Walk/Biking Bus 

    ¨ Persons will walk with Students to ensure they are safer during the time children need to get to and from school.

      Safe Homes

    ¨ Persons will mark their house with provided signage so children will be able to identify  a safe place to go in a time of need.

    ¨ Persons will stand outside or in a window so an adult can be seen during the times school children are out. 

      School Greeter

    ¨ Pass out rewards for walking and biking.




    Steering Committee Representatives:

     BCSC Staff

    BCSC Wellness Committee

    City of Columbus

    City Planning Department

    Columbus City Police Department

    Columbus Bike & Pedestrian Committee

    Foundation for Youth

    Girls on the Run

    Columbus Regional Hospital

    Healthy Communities

    Parks and Recreation


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    Volunteers Needed

    I am interested in being a part of  making our community safe.  


    Please contact me about

    upcoming meetings.


      Name: ____________________________________


      Address: __________________________________


      Phone: ____________________________________


      Cell: ______________________________________


      Please mail or fax to:

      Karen Wetherald            
      Safe Walking/ Routes to School

      1260 N Marr Rd

      Columbus, IN 47201


      Fax: 812-376-4466

Last Modified on June 23, 2015