Environmental Change

Initiative Description:Hiring a school travel coordinator. A post-intervention survey measured the proportion of children walking, cycling, or using public transport for travel to school, and the proportion of parents/carers very or quite worried about traffic and abduction. The proportion of schools that developed and implemented travel plans was assessed.

Study Results: Having a school travel coordinator increased the production of school travel plans and resulted in a modest reduction in parental concern about traffic danger.

Reference: Rowland, D., DiGuiseppi, C., Gross, M., Afolabi, E., & Roberts, I. (2003). Randomised controlled trial of site specific advice on school travel patterns. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 88(1), 8.doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/adc.88.1.8

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good