Safe Routes to School

The walking school bus

starts September 1st


Walking School Bus Safety

Walking school bus tip sheet

Fall 2013 The Green Lake School District Walking School Bus began walking on Sept 3 , 2013 and continued until Oct.9th 2013 11 children walked the Union/Lake st route . We had some veterans now in their 5th semester and 1 new walker.

Walking in the newly created crosswalk, corner of Lake and South Streets.

What is Safe Routes to School?

The Safe Routes to School movement is a response to the drastic reduction in the numbers of children who use active transportation to get to school. GLSD Safe Routes to School Program is our Walking School Bus. 

According to Safe Routes to School National Partnership, in 1969, approximately 50% of children walked or biked to school, and 87% of children living within one mile of school did. Today, fewer than 15% of schoolchildren walk or bike to school. As a result, kids today are less active, less independent, and less healthy. As much as 20 to 30% of morning traffic is generated by parents driving their children to schools, and traffic-related crashes are the top cause of death and major injury for children in the U.S. ages 1 to 17.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a privately funded, advocacy based network of non-profit organizations, schools, governments, and business entities. The SRTSNP works to set goals, share best practices, secure funding, and provide educational materials to agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs. The Partnership includes such partner affiliates as the AARP, the American Heart Association, the PTA, and Active Living by Design.

Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. They administer the $600 million in federal funding that has been given to states to distribute in small grants.

Safe Routes to School works to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. The goal of Safe Routes to School is to get more children bicycling and walking to schools on an everyday basis. This improves community and personal health, benefits the environment, increases safety, and helps to decrease trafficn congestion around schools.

Click on the  Greenways logo  for WSB Video   



International Walk to School Day, October 3, 2012

International Walk to School Day, October 3, 2012

International Walk to School Day, October 3, 2012

The WSB walking in the newly created crosswalk located at the intersection of Lake St and South St. Thanks to a Chief Ratter.

Green Lake School District's Safe Routes to School Program

  • Walking School Bus FAQs
    Answers your questions about what a WSB is and how it can benefit your family
  • Program Participation
    How to participate in the program or become a volunteer. This page includes online registration and volunteer forms.
  • Walking Wednesdays
    A special day designated to walk to school with parents, teachers and friends.
  • Bike to School Day- May 9 2012
    People are encouraged to get out and bike around town.
  • Bike Safety Day
    A day dedicated to teaching responsible biking practices.
  • Safe Routes to School Action Plan
    How we plan to reach our goals and objectives


For More Information Contact
Lauree Renaud at:
920.294.3739 (home)
920.229.0761 (cell)



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