The 2017 Walk+Roll Challenge kicks off May 1st! Are you ready? Easy tracking is key to success. Tracking can take as much or as little time as your school’s coordinator can give. Following are a few ideas for quick and easy tracking:
1. Individual Student Scorecard: students track trips on individual scorecards.
2. Classroom Weekly Scorecard: students show their mode of transportation each day and track progress as a class.
3. Online Individual Tracking: track with Fire Up Your Feet, through the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
4. Whole School Tallying: Tracking Scorecard or “Beans in a Jar.”
It is crucial to submit students’ active transportation trips, as the report helps us assess the Walk, Bike + Roll program. To qualify for grand prizes and awards, final Challenge results must be submitted online, or received by mail, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017. Winning schools will be announced and celebrated in June; stay tuned for more info!
This free, statewide event is a friendly competition that encourages students to walk, bike and roll to school for the entire month of May. During the Challenge, school coordinators track the number of students biking, walking, skating and scootering to school throughout the month. At the end of the Challenge, prizes go to the schools who log the most biking trips, most walking trips, and most rolling trips; largest total number of students walking, biking and rolling; and highest percentage of students (out of the total school population) walking, biking and rolling.
Oregon’s Walk, Bike + Roll program is coordinated by The Street Trust (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance). Partnering with Safe Routes to School programs, across Oregon, we encourage children, youth and families to use safe, active transportation to get to and from school and around their communities throughout the year.
What happened to Walk+Bike? Nothing. That program evolved into Walk+Roll. Some kids walk; some bike; some scooter, skate, or roll in wheelchairs and other alternative mobility devices. To be more inclusive, we expanded our program into Walk+Roll. Two statewide Walk, Bike + Roll events take place each year.