Free Webinar: A National View of Parent Attitudes and Student Travel

In partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School, America Walks will host a free webinar on August 25, 2009 from 2 – 3 pm EST. Have you ever wondered what influences parents' decisions to encourage or allow their children to walk or bike to school? Austin Brown from the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) will provide some insights. Using data from the Parent Survey and Student Travel Forms submitted to the NCSRTS by local SRTS programs throughout the country, he will examine parent decisions to allow their children to walk or bicycle to school and the travel modes (walk, bike, school bus, family vehicle, carpool, transit or other) students use for making the trip.

By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of what parents indicate are the common factors that influence their school travel decisions as well as a better understanding of the proportion of students traveling to school by various travel modes. The parent attitude data and student travel numbers can help SRTS practitioners set realistic and achievable objectives for their local programs.

Mr. Brown will also provide an overview of how local programs can submit data to the NCSRTS and the reports received in return.