More than 70% of Eckstein Middle School students report walking or biking to school according to results from the WA Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) given last October. The HYS is conducted every two years among public school students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 and provides a snapshot of student health in the state and in local communities.
Percent of students who report walking or biking to or from school on an average week.
Eckstein students – dark blue
State average – light blue
So many middle school students walking or biking to school is not only important for their health, but it’s a good indicator that families feel safe in our community.
Here are some resources that support walking and biking to school:
- Seattle Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School
- Walking map for Bryant
- Walking school bus
- Bike train
Healthy People 2020, a federal initiative to encourage people to live healthier lives, identifies walking and biking to school as two science-based objectives for increasing physical activity among children.