What Your School Can Do

In 1974, 66% of children in the U.S. walked or rode their bicycle to school. Today, only 13% of children walk or ride their bicycle to school that's more than an 80% decrease. Children prefer to walk or ride their bicycles. Going to and from school is a great way to practice safe walking and bicycling habits. The following suggestions can help your school establish and sustain a safe walking and bicycling environment.
Implementing the Six Es
Evaluation: Have students and parents complete the walkability and bikeability checklists to highlight the problem areas around your school
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Engineering: Provide and maintain pedestrian and bicycle facilities in and around your school; install quality bike parking. Distribute and use the Safe Routes to School maps created by the Engineering Division. 

Encouragement: Plan events around International Walk to School Day and International Bike to School Day and provide prizes to those students who walk or ride their bikes
Enforcement: Crossing guards, parents, teachers, school administrators, and local law enforcement should work together to identify unsafe travel behaviors around the school
Education: Incorporate a lesson on safe walking and bicycling habits into your curriculum. You can also hang posters and flyers throughout your school promoting safe walking and bicycling
Equity: Ensure every student at your school has the same opportunity to participate in active transportation events and activities

User Groups

Getting Around


Secure Storage

Bicycles and Business
Families on Bikes
Getting to School
Seniors on a Roll
Women in Motion
Facilities and Markings
Routes and Maps
Tips for Traveling
Traveling on Foot
2016 Billings Area Bikeway and Trail Plan
BMVPhone: AmeriCorps VISTA
Complete Streets Policy
Additional Resources
Bicycle Parking
Bicycle Security
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