Neighborhood Schools and Sidewalk Connections: What Are the Impacts on Travel Mode Choice and Vehicle Emissions?

The study reported in this article examined the relationship between school location, the built environment around schools, student travel to school, and the emissions impacts of school travel. Findings argue for neighborhood schools and improvements to sidewalk networks around schools. According to the study, centrally located schools to which students can walk or bike would reduce vehicle emissions significantly.

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  • Publication Date: 2005-3


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 4-10
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 237
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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  • Accession Number: 01000623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2005 11:53AM