Walking and Biking to School
Newton is a city with neighborhood schools, which means that students often live quite close to their school, especially at the elementary level. For many students, walking or biking to school is a safe, efficient, and quick way to go to and from school.
To assist those walking or biking to school, Newton provides crossing guards at various locations.
The City of Newton and Newton Public Schools have been working this summer to improve the safety of walking and biking to school in light of COVID. School specific changes can be found on the City's Transportation page.
Many of our schools have Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) teams that provide additional information about established walking/biking routes and how families can help their students learn to safely walk or bike to school. On the SRTS website, you can find crowd-sourced bike routes to secondary schools. These crowd-sourced routes are starting points for you to discover your own safe route to school. We recommend that you test these routes with your student and see what works best for them. More information about Safe Routes to School can be found at: