Making the case

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will help state and local officials know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. The guide also contains information on how to involve stakeholders, potential sources of funding for implementing projects and how to evaluate projects.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Physical Fitness And Academic Achievement. JEPonline 2005; 8(1):11-25.

Authoring Organization: 
California Department of Education. Jim Grissom, Educational Research and Evaluation Consultant

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Why Johnny Can't Walk to School

This report examines public policy effects on historic neighborhood school expansion, renovation, and replacement needs. It addresses four basic questions:

Authoring Organization: 
National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Making Children's Lives More Active

Children are becoming fatter which has serious implications for their health. One reason is their decreasing levels of physical activity. This is related to their lifestyles and reductions in the amount of walking. This note illustrates these effects and draws conclusions about children's physical activity and car use.

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London

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Making Children Healthier by Walking

This Power Point presentation covers the following topics and more:

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
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The Walking Bus Website

The walking bus is the latest safe, fun and healthy way to travel to and from school. Each walking bus had an adult 'driver' at the front and and an adult 'conductor' bringing up the rear. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' at specific 'bus-stops' along the way.

Authoring Organization: 
Mouchel Parkman, UK

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A Safer Journey to School

This guide for schools on travel plans takes account of our integrated transport policy to reduce car dependency, particularly for short journeys. It also builds upon the many good practices already in place in schools up and down the country. Safer Routes to School is the centerpiece of the Government's transport proposals for schools and the key to turning the practical steps in this guidance into action on the ground.

Authoring Organization: 
Transport 2000

Alberta's Active and Safe Routes to School Resource Manual

The SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) Resource Manual to support the Active and Safe Routes to School program in Alberta is designed to provide information, resources and ideas for school communities to encourage their students to walk or bike to school.

Authoring Organization: 
Go For Green and Environment Canada, Environment Alberta
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Maryland Safe Routes to School Guidebook: A Guide for Parents and Communities

The materials in this guide will enable you to establish a successful and ongoing Safe Routes to School Program at your school-and to ultimately enhance the safety and health of your community for years to come.

Authoring Organization: 
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Maryland Department of Transportation
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