Case Study: Carson City, Nevada

In 2006, Muscle Powered, a local walking and bicycling advocacy group in Carson City, Nev., initiated a project to pilot a Walk to School program at two elementary schools using a $12,000 grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. To involve the school district and city staff in the Walk to School program, Muscle Powered invited the staff to a kick-off meeting. With their input, Mark Twain Elementary School and Seeliger Elementary School in Carson City were selected to be the pilot sites. These neighborhood schools were selected because sidewalks, good crossings and crossing guards already were in place, and both schools involve students in bicycle and pedestrian skills training.

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