Arlington Public Schools encourages its communities to utilize healthy, green transportation options when traveling to and from APS schools and sites.Walking or biking to school makes us healthier, activates our brains, helps us build community, share experiences, save money, and help the environment.
Benefits of walking or biking to school:
- Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Students who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day.
- Studies show that students who walk and bicycle to school are more physically active, have lower body mass index scores, and have lower obesity levels than students who are driven or bused to school.
- Walking and biking are better for the environment, help reduce vehicle traffic caused by drop-offs/pick-ups, and allow students a chance to socialize before and after school.