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The Walking School Bus is a fun, safe and active way for children to travel to and from school with adult supervision. Each bus walks along a set route with at least one adult driver, picking children up at designated stops and walking with them to school. ‘Passengers’ receive colour coded tickets and walk tags.
The Walking School Bus is flexible to suit the needs of the families using it. The bus can go as little or as often as parents “drive” it. Children can use it every day or according to their family schedules. The service is free.

The Walking School Buses provide numerous benefits:
• Healthier more active children
• Increased independence for children
• Safer and closer communities
• Opportunities for children to interact with the road environment in a safe and active way
• Reduced chaos and traffic congestion around school gates
• Providing companionship and fun for both parents and children
• Extra time for parents by sharing pedestrian journeys
• An environmentally friendly form of transport to and from school.

Current Walking Bus on Valley Road- Contact Emma: 021 656169.

If you are interested in starting up a new bus please contact Cindi at Cindi.Feder@tauranga.govt.nz