Community problems & solutions

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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Arkansas Safe Routes to School Curriculum

The Arkansas Safe Routes to School Curriculum was developed by the state's Highway and Transportation Department. It is intended to address the needs of students who live too far away to walk to school daily. The Curriculum identifies opportunities for students to acquire physical activity, such as during recess, lunch breaks, and physical education classes. The Curriculum also integrates many of the competencies included in the Arkansas State Frameworks. 

Authoring Organization: 
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

Seven Oaks, SC: School staff make long-term changes in student travel patterns

In the fall of 2011, school staff took action to sustain enthusiasm for walking and biking and to create long-term changes in student travel patterns.

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Rockhill, South Carolina: Engaging older students helps increase the number of children walking to school

Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School is unique within the Rock Hill School District as the only elementary school to include sixth grade. 

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Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School is unique within the Rock Hill School District as the only elementary school to include sixth grade. When the principal and SRTS Team assembled in 2012 to discuss how to increase the number of students walking to school, they went straight to the source by engaging the sixth grade students.

Activities

National Partnership Webinar... Liability 201: Addressing Liability Concerns Related to Walking School Buses, Bike Trains, Remote Drop Off and More!!

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT

Presented by: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

New Resource: Ped-Bike Infrastructure Cost Estimator

Costs for pedestrian and bicycle safety infrastructure often vary greatly from city to city and state to state, but in general are low-cost compared to the costs of building new roadways.

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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Walking School Bus Program Helps Move a Neighborhood Forward in Springfield, Mass.

The back-to-school season this year has led to a media spotlight on how children get to school, particularly how they can walk to school safely.

Chicago, where elementary school closings led to 13,000 students being assigned to new schools, has drawn national attention from the likes of The New York Times, CBS News and NPR for its “Safe Passage” program to promote safe walking for students.

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