Seeking SRTS programs measuring health or environmental benefits

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is developing a report for the Federal Highway Administration and for local practitioners that describes how SRTS programs are measuring changes in health or the environment as part of their program. Measures may include looking at physical activity amounts, counting the numbers of cars arriving at the school campus in order to estimate reductions in pollution, assessing changes in air quality or other ways to look for potential improvements related to physical or environmental health.

If you are involved in a program that includes attempts to measure changes to health or the environment, we'd welcome a chance to speak with you about what is being measured, how it's being measured and what results, if any, have been collected. Even if you are in the development stages and don't yet have any results, we'd like to hear about your plans. Please contact Megan Cornog at cornog@hsrc.unc.edu or (919) 962-7411.