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Walking school buses coming to Cedar Rapids

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Walking school buses are coming to Cedar Rapids. The concept is the same as a regular school bus; a group will go to school together and pick up kids along the way. Only instead of being on wheels, the kids will get to school on two feet.

The routes will have designated routes and adult supervision. The program will begin at Erskine Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Jackson Elementary and Van Buren Elementary in mid-May.

The walking groups were coordinated as a Blue Zones Demonstration Site effort. The Blue Zones concept is based on a book that identified key lifestyle changes that can lead to happier, healthier lives.

The goal is to increase safety for children who already walk to school and to encourage more kids to walk to school.

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