Making the case

The 2002 Summary of Safe Routes to School Programs

The report discusses the various engineering, enforcement and education strategies used in Safe Routes programs and describes why it is important to use multiple stragegies. The document also provides an inventory of programs by locations throughout the United States.

Authoring Organization: 
Surface Transportation Policy Project

Eight Reasons Kids Reckon they should Walk to School

This is a great flyer of kids expressing in their own words and artwork the value of walking to school. It is fun and inspirational. This document lists the following 8 reasons and provides detials for each:

1. Walking is an Adventure

2. Sense of Place

3. Sensitivity to the Environment

4. Enriched Social Relationships

5. Learning Better and Creative Stimuli

6. Safety & Independent Mobility

7. Taking Risks & Growing Up

Authoring Organization: 
Creative Communities International

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School Helmet Policies Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation provides information on fostering student success by preventing brain injury through the promotion of bicycle helmet use.

Authoring Organization: 
California Department of Health Services

School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety

Authoring Organization: 
Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Washington State DOT

Bicycle Safety Activity Kit

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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The Relative Risks of School Travel

Authoring Organization: 
Transportation Research Board

CHILDHOOD OBESITY: Factors Affecting Physical Activity

This brief is divided into 5 parts

  1. Introduction
  2. Objective, scope, and methodology
  3. Factors affecting physical activity
  4. Additional research needs
  5. Concluding observations

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Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids

This report details the research done by Pyramid Communications on Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in schools during school hours and after hours. After compiling and analyzing the data, Pyramid Communications make recommendations and conclusions regarding the state of schools and ways to improve the health of all students.

Authoring Organization: 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation