Making the case

How Children Get to School: School Travel Patterns from 1969 to 2009

This report describes how student school travel in the U.S. changed from 1969 through 2009 using information from the 2001 and 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the 1969 and 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS). The report presents the two measures of school travel captured by the NHTS and NPTS: usual school travel mode as reported by parents (1969, 2009), and the school travel mode as reported by students on the day they completed a travel diary (1995, 2001 and 2009).

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Federal Safe Routes to School Program Progress Report

This report aims to describe how federal and state agencies met the requirements of the legislation; the program’s reach and types of projects funded; and an overview of how state programs are administered.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Federal Safe Routes to School Program Evaluation Plan

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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Considerations for Conducting a Crash-based Evaluation of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program: A Feasibility Study

This report, prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, describes the feasibility of conducting a crash-based evaluation of the safety effects of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Walk to School Day 2013 Sets New Registration Record

Date set for 2014 event

From all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 4,447 schools registered Walk to School Day events, setting a new participation record. To see which schools celebrated Walk to School Day 2013, go to www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-walking/2013.

SRTS National Conference Sets Record, Makes Presentations Available Online

What do a walking street sign, a rolling beetle, 650 Safe Routes to School practitioners, and 135 PowerPoint presentations have in common? The Safe Routes to School National Conference!

A word cloud generated from session titles of the 4th SRTS National Conference, held August 13-15, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.

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Getting There Together: A Message from the Director on Looking Both Ways

“Look both ways.” Such a common phrase in the Safe Routes world, our instruction when teaching children how to cross the street safely. In that context, of course, both ways means left and right (and left again).

Looking both ways can also be looking back and looking ahead.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Comprehensive Safe Routes to School Program built around village cooperation and core goals of safety and encouragement

Safe Routes Chagrin is a truly cooperative endeavor which has improved safety and encouraged more students to walk and bike while building a sustainable program supported by the entire community.

Introduction

Chagrin Falls is a village of about 4,000 residents located 17 miles southeast of Cleveland.  The village school system includes an elementary school (grades K-3), an intermediate school (grades 4-6, school population about 480), a middle school (grades 7-8, school population about 320), and a high school.