The Walking School Bus: Creating a Community Conversation on Walkability

This presentation is part of the Walking School Bus session.

Learn how one hospital-based health coalition created the Walking School Bus program and started a conversation about walkability in its community. This session will cover the experiences of seven schools and more than 400 participants who have embraced the project, and how walkability assessments are laying the groundwork for improved policies, infrastructure and programming to encourage walking for transit as well as leisure/recreation. The presenter will also share lessons learned and tips for planning a successful campaign as well as tools such as promotional materials, forms, walkability assessment tools and advocacy resources.

Presenter: Margaret Sotham, Director, Healthy West Kendall, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

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