walking bus

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walking bus

n
a group of schoolchildren walking together along an agreed route to and from school, accompanied by adults, with children joining and leaving the group at prearranged points
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In a damage limitation exercise Coun Jones goes on to say: "We also have lots of different road safety schemes, 20mph zones, the cycle revolution scheme, walking buses.
Our own Stour Valley development is within walking distance of this school, so it is very likely that children in the homes we are building will benefit from one of the school's walking buses.
As well as their positive effect on healthier lifestyles, the walking buses also reduce congestion at the school gates.
It formed part of a world record attempt by schools across the country who all formed walking buses.
Walking buses involve adult volunteers escorting pupils to school on foot, stopping at prearranged "bus stops" to pick up passengers.
Walking buses - where children walk to school together, picking up 'passengers' along the way - are becoming increasingly popular.
They will share projects and travel plans ranging from asking more parents to car share to walking buses in which volunteers accompany pupils to school by foot.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley's cabinet member for regeneration and neighbourhoods, said: "Currently we have seven walking buses in operation throughout the borough.
And will the plan involve "walking bus timetables" or will it be a case of "You wait three hours and then six walking buses come along at once"?
Gillian came up with the idea after a number of other schools in Cardiff started their own walking buses.
In Kirklees, Walking Buses take children from a designated start point to school only in the morning.
Coun Alan Thompson, Northumberland County Council's executive member for highways and operations, said: "The county council is working hard to support schools in developing walking buses, because of their many benefits.