Buses in Miami Dade are only provided for students further than 2 miles away from the school. So there are a large number of students near the schools that are being dropped off by parents. This has the negative impacts of congestion on the roadways, as well as increasing obesity and diabetes for students.
Work with interested local schools and PTAs and potential instructors to help develop Walking School Bus programs. This could be paired with schools that are utilizing the WALKSAFE program to reinforce education about walking safety.
The great part of the Walking School Bus is they are simple in nature and could have significant results.
Invite families who live nearby to walk their kids to school.
Pick a route and take a test walk.
Decide how often the group will walk. Have fun.