Evaluation

How Children Get to School: School Travel Patterns from 1969 to 2009

This report describes how student school travel in the U.S. changed from 1969 through 2009 using information from the 2001 and 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the 1969 and 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS). The report presents the two measures of school travel captured by the NHTS and NPTS: usual school travel mode as reported by parents (1969, 2009), and the school travel mode as reported by students on the day they completed a travel diary (1995, 2001 and 2009).

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Federal Safe Routes to School Program Progress Report

This report aims to describe how federal and state agencies met the requirements of the legislation; the program’s reach and types of projects funded; and an overview of how state programs are administered.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Federal Safe Routes to School Program Evaluation Plan

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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Considerations for Conducting a Crash-based Evaluation of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program: A Feasibility Study

This report, prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, describes the feasibility of conducting a crash-based evaluation of the safety effects of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Virginia Student Travel Tally Week

Participation in Student Travel Tally Week is helping both local programs and the state quantify the impacts of their SRTS efforts.

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Midlands Region, South Carolina: Safety assessments improve overall safety for students

Walk Audits are helping Midlands schools identify opportunities for improvements, receive grants, and improve overall safety for students walking to and from school.

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Seven Oaks, SC: School staff make long-term changes in student travel patterns

In the fall of 2011, school staff took action to sustain enthusiasm for walking and biking and to create long-term changes in student travel patterns.

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National Center Study Reveals More K-8 Children Are Walking to School

New research from the National Center for Safe Routes to School – based on parent survey data collected by nearly 4,700 U.S. schools from 2007 to 2012 – shows that more K-8 students across the country are walking to and from school. 

Trends in Walking and Bicycling to School from 2007 to 2012

Soon after the establishment of the Federal SRTS Program in 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School launched a data collection system to support local program planning and evaluation and to monitor student commute patterns nationwide. Seven years after the start of the Federal program, the National Center analyzed more than 525,000 parent surveys from nearly 4,700 schools to look for changes in travel patterns and parent perceptions about walking to school.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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