Making the case

California Walk to School Headquarters

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.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters, California Center for Physical Activity

Healthy Schools Healthy Students Resource Guide Web page (Michigan)

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.

Authoring Organization: 
Michigan Department of Community Health; Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Sect

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Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting

"Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting," released by the EPA on October 8, 2003, is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between school locations, the built environment around schools, how kids get to school, and the impact on air emissions of those travel choices. Over the next few decades, communities making decisions about the construction and renovation of thousands of schools will be challenged to meet multiple goals -- educational, fiscal, and environmental.

Authoring Organization: 
Environmental Protection Agency

Barriers to Children Walking to or from School - United States, 2004

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise

Authoring Organization: 
Center for Health Training, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

America Walks

America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.

Authoring Organization: 
America Walks

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. To achieve these goals, the Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity is committed to five overarching principles:

Authoring Organization: 
US Department of Health and Human Services

Pedestrian Safety Talking Points

This list of pedestrian safety talking points is a useful tool for making presentations to community groups and organizations. It explains the effects of motor vehicle crashes on pedestrian safety and provides statistics regarding pedestrian safety. Use the quote, charts, and diagrams at the end of the talking point list to make transparency overheads to show during your presentation.

Authoring Organization: 
NHTSA

National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report

The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States.

Authoring Organization: 
United States Department of Transportation