Tips for Students Walking and Biking to School
- Practice walking and biking to school with an adult to learn your route.
- Stay alert and look around continuously to stay aware of what is around you.
- During the day, wear light colored or bright colored clothing so you can be seen.
- Memorize emergency contact phone number. Or have it written in inside your backpack/ bike helmet.
- Walk or bike in groups. Start a walking school bus or a bike train in your neighborhood!
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
- Make sure your bike is in good working condition. Check brakes, tires, bike chain, seat adjustment and reflectors. Make sure your bike is the proper size for you. (Paradise Creek Bikes or The Palouse Bike Collective are happy to help with repairs!)
- Allow cars to pass before attempting to cross a street. Make eye contact with drivers who yield.
- Always look left and right a few times before and while crossing to make sure no vehicles are approaching.
- Remember to ride with the flow of traffic in the bike lane. Use the arrows as your guide. Grade school age children are encouraged to ride bikes on the sidewalk for increased safety.
- Please go to www.sr2smosow.com to see maps of completed sidewalks and designated crosswalks in your neighborhood to help plan the route to your child’s school.