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"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.
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Learn about current events, email NHTSA's administrators, read the letters of the week, browse the headlines in the Safety Town Gazette, and explore job opportunities in the transportation field. Could you be Safety School's next valedictorian? Take the "Safety Challenge" quiz to test your knowledge of safety trivia - see if you can outwit Larry and me. You could learn a lot from a dummy! Plenty of lesson plans and materials in the Teachers' Lounge for downloading.
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This book teaches children This book teaches children: 50 (Safe) Ways to Leave Your School Bus; Going for a Ride-vehicle safety; Pedestrian March-pedestrian safety; A crossword puzzle that quizzes children on school bus, vehicle, pedestrian and bike safety; Bike safety.
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To support the national goal of better health through physical activity, CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program has developed KidsWalk-to-School. This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. Resources on this site include:
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This site provides a checklist that allows you to rate how "bikable" your community is, and also gives suggestions on how to improve the score. July 2003.
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KidsWalk-to-School is a program that aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied b adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of everyone's lives.
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