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Before-School Walking Programs

  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who supports walking and biking to school. This includes parents, parent organizations, school administration and staff, community organizations, law enforcement and public health agencies.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    To build buy-in and inspire action among stakeholders who aim to promote active communities, safety and transportation options.

This guide gives an overview of the value of providing elementary and middle school students with opportunities for walking and biking, including the possibilities for improving attendance and academic achievement. It features examples of five before-school walking programs at schools around North Carolina.

Stepping Into What’s Next: How Before-School Walking Programs Can Help Students Get to School On-Time and Ready to Learn

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