Walking bus

In a walking bus children walk to and from school in a crocodile fashion with a 'driver' at the front and a 'conductor' at the back. They are collected at pre-arranged stops and times along the route, similar to a normal bus and escorted safely into school.

We can help to set up and monitor a walking bus at your child's school. We'll check the route, arrange training, provide insurance and get a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for volunteers.

Children enjoy the walk to school, get some exercise and arrive at school ready to start work, and parents can start their journey to work earlier, and no longer need to arrive at the school gates half an hour before school has finished in order to find a place to park.

Email roadsafety@plymouth.gov.uk if you'd like to set up a walking bus at your child's school.