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Safe Routes to School. Improving Health, Safety and Transportation. Lenexa, KS. The need for Safe Routes to School. Fewer kids today walk and bike to school Unintended consequences have resulted SRTS programs are part of the solution.
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Safe Routes to School Improving Health, Safety and Transportation Lenexa, KS

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The requirement for Safe Routes to School Fewer children today walk and bicycle to class Unintended outcomes have come about SRTS projects are a piece of the arrangement

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1. Less children are biking and strolling. More guardians are driving. 2001: 16% strolled 1969: 42% strolled (CDC, 2005)

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Parents driving Parents driving kids to class: 20%-25% of morning movement (NHTSA 2003; Dept. of Environment)

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What brought on the move?

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School siting issues: An era prior Small schools Located in group focuses (EPA, 2003)

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School siting issues: Today Mega-schools Built on edges of towns and urban areas

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School combination has stretched the outing amongst home and school

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It\'s not simply separate Students who live inside 1 mile and walk or bicycle: 2001: 63% 1969: 87% (CDC, 2005)

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Most regular obstructions to strolling and bicycling to class Long distances 62% Traffic danger 30% Adverse weather 19% Fear of wrongdoing danger 12% Note: Sum of rates is more than 100% in light of the fact that respondents could recognize more than one boundary. (CDC, 2005)

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Traffic peril

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Adverse climate Centreville, VA Howard\'s Grove, WI

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Individual people group issues Fear of wrongdoing (both genuine and saw) Abandoned structures Other reasons

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2. What are the unintended results of less strolling and bicycling? For the earth For individual wellbeing

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1996 Summer Olympic Games banned single inhabitant autos in downtown Atlanta, GA

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Results of the boycott Morning movement – ä 23% Peak ozone – ä 28% Asthma-related occasions for children – ä 42% (Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA], 2001)

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Air quality Measurably better around schools with more walkers and bicyclists (EPA, 2003) Chicago, IL

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Physical latency Most children aren\'t getting the physical action they require Recommended a hour on most, ideally all, days of the week (US Depts. of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, 2005)

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U.S. youth overweight rates (National Center for Health Statistics)

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Overweight kids have an expanded danger of… Type 2 Diabetes Low self regard Decreased physical working Obesity in adulthood Many other negative enthusiastic & physical impacts (Institute of Medicine, 2005)

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Good news! Groups are making a move for the benefit of kids through Safe Routes to School Winston-Salem, NC Alhambra, CA Phoenix, AZ

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3. Safe Routes to School projects are a piece of the arrangement… enhance strolling and bicycling conditions increment physical movement lessening air contamination Dallas, TX

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More advantages of SRTS projects Reduce clog around schools Can prompt cost funds for schools (diminish requirement for "peril" transporting) Others: increment tyke\'s feeling of flexibility, build up lifetime propensities, show passerby and bicyclist aptitudes

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Elements of SRTS projects Education Encouragement Enforcement Engineering Evaluation Lenexa, KS

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Education Imparts security abilities Creates wellbeing mindfulness Fosters long lasting security propensities Includes guardians, neighbors and different drivers Chicago, IL

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Encouragement Increases prevalence of strolling and bicycling Is a simple approach to begin SRTS programs Emphasizes fun Elmhurst, IL

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Enforcement Increases attention to walkers and bicyclists Improves driver conduct Helps youngsters take after activity rules Richmond, VA Denver, CO

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Engineering Creates more secure conditions for strolling and bicycling Can impact the way individuals carry on West Valley City, UT

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Evaluation Is the program having any kind of effect?

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Federal Safe Routes to School program $612 million to States 2005-2009 Funds framework and non-base exercises Requires State SRTS Coordinators More data:

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Safe Routes to School objectives Where it\'s protected, get youngsters strolling and biking Where it\'s not sheltered, roll out improvements Winston-Salem, NC

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Iowa Safe Routes to School Program For data about the Iowa Safe Routes to School Program, visit:

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