Evaluation Criteria for Safe Routes to School Projects

Walking, which was once ubiquitous, now makes up only a small minority of school trips. The main reason students no longer walk and bike to school is parental concerns about safety. This research aims to create a new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding application, guided by international best-practices focusing on return on investment. Doing so will improve the existing funding selection process using a data driven approach to improve safety. To understand which projects most effectively address safety concerns for students walking and biking to school several avenues were pursued. A comprehensive literature review summarizes existing studies; next, a review of existing state and regional SRTS funding applications was conducted to determine which applications adequately address the components found to be significant in the literature review. Several national who specialize in the evaluation of Safe Routes projects and programs were interviewed, and all state SRTS coordinators were contacted for feedback on application materials. This information was consolidated by a guided technical advisory committee resulting in a new comprehensive funding application process.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT-19.16
  • Contract Numbers: 19-8299
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2019 4:41PM