Before/Afterschool Actvity

Safe Routes to School

Initiative Description: Implement the program called Safe Routes to School, which is an approach that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school.

Study Results: Reduced school-age pedestrian injuries during school travel hours

Reference: Dimaggio, C., Chen, Q., Muennig, P. A., & Li, G. (2014). Timing and effect of a safe routes to school program on child pedestrian injury risk during school travel hours: Bayesian changepoint and difference-in-differences analysis. Injury Epidemiology, 1(1), 1-8.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good