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Back Side Mapping Project

Back Side Mapping Project

I think we agreed to use the 6 reasons to walk (and bike) to school on the path. See the bottom of this webpage for that document, the brain image and one other document.

I thought we aggred that the front of the map would include a scale--probably .5 miles and times for walking and biking. (I'd use google which says--11 and 3 mins respectively).

The front will also include how to use this map and maybe maybe something like,

Even when driving to a destination, you can use the map to help time your route, choose a the location, and walk from there. Think there’s not enough time? And, according to the American Heart Association, walking five minutes adds ten minutes to your life, so you’ll actually be creating time.  I uploaded the live too far to walk? which includes that text and a great picture.

We also need a citation section and an additional resources section.

I think the tone of the map has to be joy and possibility. We are making the world better, solving the world's problems, by walking to school (or the library or a friend's house...)! 

Here are the links to the National SRTS resources.

Walk Tips: Full webpage where found:

Bike Tips: Full web page where found:

At what age can children walk to school by themselves?


 According to the National Highway Traffic Safe Administration (NHTSA) children, even in the same grade, vary in their readiness to handle traffic situations, such as choosing a safe time to cross a street. In general, children are not ready to cross a street alone until age 10. Ideally parents are a central figure in their children's safety education. Parents have the best opportunities to effectively assess their individual child's skills and teach safe behavior in the course of daily life so they should be encouraged to participate in their child's safety education. It is less a matter of chronological age, and more about whether children have demonstrated that they can safely walk and cross streets independently. For additional information about when children are ready to walk alone, see our Teaching Children to Walk Safely as They Grow and Develop resource.

Starting a Walking School Bus: