Last Walktober, our newsletter covered Walking School Buses. Walking School Buses are great ways for students to travel to school, but how do you get one started or find one that may already be in your neighborhood? The NJ Walking School Bus App can help!
This app, available for IOS and Android, allows parents to easily create and plan walks to and from school. Parents can search by school for existing walking groups, create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, and plan walks to and from school. You can also use the app to assign parent leaders to walk with students, group text within the app, and alert parents when students have arrived safely at school.
The app also has multiple safety features in place, such as a verification system to verify the identity of group members and an option to make groups private. If you’re interested in the environment, the Walking School Bus app has an extra feature, calculating how much your walking route has reduced CO2 emissions.
To learn more about the NJ Walking School Bus App, visit Greater Mercer TMA’s website.