Walking and Bicycling to School: Making it Safe

This article reports on the findings of the University of California’s Traffic Safety Center study on the success of California’s “Safe Routes to School” program. The study found that students whose usual route included an area where bike lanes, traffic signals, or sidewalks and crosswalks had been upgraded were more than three times more likely to walk or bike to school than students in similar areas without those improvements. Moreover, there was no corresponding increase in the number of fatalities and injuries despite the increased number of students walking and biking. The study evaluated 125 projects completed during the first three years of state funding for the program.

  • Authors:
    • Cosgrove, Christine
  • Publication Date: 2006

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01045000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2007 5:20PM