Before/Afterschool Activity – Community Partnership

Child Pedestrian Injury Prevention Project

Initiative Description: a community/environmental road safety intervention and a school-based road/pedestrian safety education program.

Study Results:Greater road safety activity and a reduction in the volume of traffic on local access roads, which can lead to fewer pedestrian injuries. Activities conducted around schools were perceived to be of greatest value. Activities such as the provision of school crossings, lowering of speed limits in school zones, and providing drop-off/pick-up zones for parents adjacent to school were ranked in the top four activities

Reference: Stevenson, M., Iredell, H., Howat, P., Cross, D., & Hall, M. (1999). Measuring community/environmental interventions: The child pedestrian injury prevention project. Injury Prevention, 5(1), 26. doi:

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good