The National Center for Safe Routes to School released a new national report on Safe Routes to School (SRTS) travel data in February. Safe Routes to School Travel Data: A Look at Baseline Results from Parent Surveys and Student Travel Tallies provides a summary of school travel data that local SRTS programs throughout the United States collected from April 2007 to May 2009.
The baseline results provide useful information about student travel for the schools in the sample, many of which likely just began their SRTS activities, and highlight issues for the national SRTS program to address and promote. Over 130,000 parent responses and almost 2.4 million student trips to or from elementary and middle schools were included in the aggregate analysis.
The full report is available for download at: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/resources/travel_data_reports.cfm