Case Study: Dayton, Ohio

In 2002, a federal judge ended a 25-year-old program of cross-town busing in Dayton, Ohio. As a result, pedestrian and bicycle safety has become one of the most critical issues facing the city because of the new emphasis on neighborhood schools. Many of the parents of the students attending these schools have expressed concern that walking to school is not safe. Since January 2007, Dayton's Department of Planning & Community Development has been working with five of Dayton Public Schools to implement a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program that addresses the pedestrian and bicycle safety concerns of the schools and the parents.

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