This report examines public policy effects on historic neighborhood school expansion, renovation, and replacement needs. It addresses four basic questions:
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.
This Power Point presentation covers the following topics and more:
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.
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.
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.
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.
This website is full of information on the California Walk to School Program. The site discussed the current program and encourages other schools and communities to join in. The homepage promotes International Walk to School month and discusses different ways to participate.
One page on the website is dedicated to improving drop-off and pick-up zones at schools. The most recent factsheet, "Improving Drop-Off And Pick-Up Zones," is available for download free of charge.
The Michigan Surgeon General's Healthy School Environment Recognition Program is designed to recognize and applaud schools that are making significant improvements in their environment related to healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles. Michigan's Governor and Surgeon General want to motivate and empower Michigan schools to "step up" and create healthy school environments.