Case Study: Winston-Salem, NC

Sherwood Forest Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC, is making strides in its efforts to encourage safe walking to school thanks to strong parent involvement, collaboration with the City of Winston-Salem and donations from local businesses.

In 2006, a parent volunteer attended a Safe Routes to School (workshop with the school principal after he learned about the program. That workshop sparked their efforts to begin a program at the school, which has approximately 585 students. Events such as "Walk to School with Us This Friday" and incentives such as "I rock because I walk" buttons motivated students to walk to school...