Walking buses

A safe and fun way to enable groups of children to walk to school together, accompanied by trained adult volunteers.

What will I be doing?

The bus follows a set route and timetable. The children walk in pairs and everyone wears high visibility clothing with a driver at the front and a conductor at the back.

The children are collected at bus stops at agreed times along the route and adult volunteers can work a rota system so they do not have to 'walk the bus' every day. 

How much time do I need to give?

Walking buses run throughout the year and can take place every day or just certain days of the week. Adult volunteers can work a rota system so they do not have to walk the bus every day.

Where will I be located?

Walking buses can be set up at any school in the county. Contact your local school to find out if they are currently running a walking bus.

What will I gain from the role?

  • Health - a great way to get free regular exercise
  • Road Safety - teach children valuable life skills, preparing them for independent journeys
  • Environment - help to get fewer cars on the road
  • Fun and Friendship - a sociable start to the day

What support will I be given?

You'll receive training before you start.

How do I find out more?

Apply now, contact your local school or our Walking Bus Coordinator:

Email: roadsafety@hertfordshire.gov.uk 
Phone: 01992 556 803