BVSD Trip Tracker encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single family car transportation to BVSD schools. The program goal is to significantly reduce car traffic and associated air pollution in front of schools thereby enhancing student safety and health. Students are rewarded monthly for walking, biking, carpooling and riding either the school bus or RTD. Students receive Trip Tracker dollars that can be used like cash at over 50 local businesses.
Did you know that 'active transportation' (walking and biking to school) has a positive impact on cognitive tasks and academic performance?
Check out the data here.
If your school is on the list of participating schools below, you can register your children on this website and download monthly calendars to keep track of their trips back and forth to school. At the end of the month, participating families receive an email for each registered student asking them to report their total number of trips for the month via a simple survey (available on the website). We crunch the numbers and deliver boxes of Trip Tracker Dollars to each school to be distributed by parent volunteers to trip tracking students.
If your school is not on the list and you'd like to explore participating for the coming year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible next steps.
Students earn one Trip Tracker Dollar for every five 'Green Trips' trips to or from school. They earn an additional dollar for each twelve miles of walking or biking.
How to use your Trip Tracker Dollars -- buy stuff or be a philanthropist:
Along with our list of over 50 participating businesses where you spend your dollars like cash (click on the list on the left), this year we are offering a short list of great local non-profit organizations that you can choose to support with your dollars. When you report your trips each month you can choose to have your dollars delivered to you to spend or you can tell us to send them to support one of the following organizations: Boulder Bear Coalition, Boulder Food Rescue (www.boulderfoodrescue.org), Community Cycles (www.communitycycles.org), Eco-Cycle Green Star Schools Program, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (http://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/), and Sister Carmen (www.sistercarmen.org), or a special project at your school.
All trip tracker dollars collected by local businesses or donated to one of the non-profits mentioned above are reimbursed by Trip Tracker at 50 cents on the dollar. All of these dollars are fund raised each year with support coming from GO Boulder, Program Fees paid for by participating school PTO/As, parent fund raising and the Annual Trip Tracker Auction. We are always looking for additional funding so that we can make the program available to more schools.
If you'd like to find out more about Trip Tracker, please contact