Getting to School

Walking and bicycling to and from school are great ways to get a jump start to your day! Walking or bicycling to school improves children's concentration, boosts moods and alertness, and enhances memory, creativity, and overall learning.

Not only are walking and bicycling fun and healthy but they also: help reduce air pollution, build a sense of community, encourage and promote safety and save money.

Billings' Safe Routes to School Program
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Why Walk and Bike To School?


It's fun! Walking and bicycling to school is a fun way to prepare your mind and body for the school day.
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It's healthy! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a day.
It's good for the environment! Walking and bicycling helps reduce air pollution.
It saves money! Walking and bicycling to school helps lower transportation costs for families, communities and school districts.
It promotes safe walking and bicycling! With more kids walking and bicycling to school there will be less vehicle traffic creating a safer environment around the school.


Resources



Billings Traffic Engineering: School Zones


Billings Public Schools


School Crossing Guard Criteria


Journeys From Home Montana


SRTS Study


Billings Trail Map


National Center for Safe Routes to School


Walk Bike to School



Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program




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Billings 2011 Bike Plan
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