Healthy Steps Start With You!
What is Stop + Walk?
Stop + Walk is an encouragement campaign designed to be simple and fun. It does not have to be a lot of work. Stop + Walk encourages parents driving to school to drop-off or pick-up their children 2-4 blocks away from school. This allows students to walk the rest of the way and get some exercise.
Stop + Walk targets traffic congestion around schools. By having more studnts walk to school, we decrease traffic congestion and pollution around the school and increase physical activity and student safety.
How Do I Get Stop + Walk Started at My School?
We are here to offer you training, printed campaign resources and support at your Portland school. In addition, below are links to helpful Stop + Walk campaign materials. Contact us so that we can support your efforts to make your school safer and healthier.
Download Stop + Walk campaign materials
- Stop + Walk Campaign Manual (PDF Document, 238kb)
This manual is designed to make your Stop + Walk campaign as easy as possible. Includes a step-by-step approach with lots of ideas and resources.
- Stop + Walk templates (Zip Compressed, 4,014kb)
Download Stop + Walk resources for you to customize. Files are in a Microsoft Word and/or Publisher format. Includes: Newsletter.doc, Principal Letter.doc, Flyer 1.pub, Flyer 2.pub, Pledge Card.doc, Punch Card.doc
- Stop + Walk posters (Zip Compressed, 40,530kb)
Two high-resolution PDF versions of Stop + Walk promotional posters.
- How to Create a Walking Map using Google (PDF Document, 78kb)
A quick step-by-step guide on how to utilize Google Maps to identify your walking school bus routes or Stop + Walk sites. Thanks to Pat Pieratte, Florida's SR2S Coordinator, for sharing this document.