Where communities choose to locate their schools plays a big role in the health of the students, local residents, and even the surrounding neighborhood. Fortunately, new guidance and tools are available for those striving to make decisions that are good for the pocketbook, as well as the health of their citizens and community.
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).
Each year students from schools in more than 40 countries join together to celebrate walking and bicycling during Walk to School Day and Month in October. Organizing your students for Walk to School Day or another walking event is a great way to invigorate an existing Safe Routes to School program or kick off a new one.
This webinar will highlight a unique and fun Walk to School event and provide tips on how to get the word out, involve media, and bring attention to your celebration.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 1-2 p.m. EDT
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.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a promotional video to highlight the reasons "Why Safe Routes to School Matter." The video highlights why the United States has seen a decrease in walking and bicycling to school, the consequences of this decrease and the ways Safe Routes to School are a part of the solution.
Use this video to promote safe walking and bicycling to school within your community and to give an overview of the basics of Safe Routes to School.