Encouragement activities are wide ranging and, in general, all about creating interest and excitement about active transport to school. These activities might be one-time events, such as Walk or Bike to School Day. Some schools might create yearlong contests or clubs dedicated to keeping track of and celebrating students long-term walking and biking, like mileage clubs and bicycle trains. These events show parents and students that walking and biking is possible and, of course, fun!

In Lawrence, one encouragement strategy that many schools can employ is to incorporate walking and biking activities into their Positive Behavior Support System (PBS).