Walk or Bike to School

There are many fun ways to get to school, including using your feet! Here are a few suggestions:

The Pleasant Pathway Walking School Bus MPS Safe Routes to School

To increase student health, raise academic achievement, build community, and foster environmental consciousness, all Lyndale student begin their Friday mornings with a 1/2 mile walk to school along Pleasant Avenue (weather permitting). We call this weekly walk to school the Pleasant Pathway.

Every Friday, all regular education buses drop students at 38th St. and Pleasant Ave., where they are met by Lyndale staff, parent volunteers, and the Walking School Bus. Students also walk the Pleasant Pathway on district-wide Walk & Bike to School Days, held 3 times a year. All parents and students are welcome to join.

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What exactly is a Walking School Bus? Started by group of neighborhood parents, the Lyndale Walking School Bus was the first of its kind in Minneapolis.

Each school morning at 8:15am, children and parents meet at the corner of 37th St. and Pillsbury Ave. to walk the Pleasant Pathway together. This informal gathering is a great way to get to know your neighbors and get a little exercise in the process. We hope to see you there!

Minneapolis Public Schools has implemented Safe Routes programming in 10 schools, including Lyndale, with a grant from the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). The goals of this programming are to encourage healthy living and combat childhood obesity, increase knowledge of pedestrian and bicycle safety, strenghen neighborhoods and communities, and support "green" environmental efforts.

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