UDOT’s Walking School Bus app is a forward-thinking digital tool that makes walking and biking to school easier and safer than ever. Using the app, parents to search by elementary school for existing walking groups, create new groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, assign parent leaders to walk with students on a given day, and message within the app to coordinate walks and details. It also alerts parents when students have arrived safely at school. It’s like a carpool without the car!
- 500+ Walking School Bus groups created
- 91,000 car trips reduced
- 88,000+ miles walked
- 8.8 million calories burned
- 37 million car emissions saved
Parents and students who contributed to these figures were also entered to win prizes as part of the Spring Walk ’N Win campaign (March 15-April 30).
The Walking School Bus app has been nationally recognized, and other states and cities are looking into implementing it as well.
The app has received four national awards for innovation and impact. Several cities, counties, and even states are looking into replicating UDOT’s efforts and adopting the same Walking School Bus program.
Que up for Walk More In Four this fall.
Students across Utah can win prizes just for walking and biking to school and manually logging their trips and/or using the Walking School Bus app to track their progress.
- Last year, 4,200 Utah Students Participated
- In 2014, West Elementary in Tooele won the Grand Prize of $500 for their school