Why Parents Drive Children to School Implications for Safe Routes to School Programs

@inproceedings{McDonald2009WhyPD,
  title={Why Parents Drive Children to School Implications for Safe Routes to School Programs},
  author={Noreen C. McDonald and Annette E. Aalborg},
  year={2009}
}
Problem: Rates of walking and bicycling to school have declined sharply in recent decades, and federal and state governments have committed funds to reverse these trends. To increase rates of walking and biking to school will require understanding why many parents choose to drive their children to school and how well existing programs, like Safe Routes to School, work. Purpose: We aimed to understand why many parents choose to drive their children even short distances to school, and what… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 references

A methodology for evaluating walking buses as an instrument of urban transport policy

  • R. Mackett, L. Lucas, J. Paskins, J. Turbin
  • Transport Policy,
  • 2003
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Changes in the percentages of students who walk or bike to school — United States , 1969 and 2001

  • S. Handy
  • Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • 2008

Safe Routes to School guide

  • A. Rissotto, F. Tonucci
  • 2008

Safe Routes to School: Progress in implementing the program, but a comprehensive plan to evaluate program outcomes is needed (No

  • Government Accountability Office.
  • GAO-08-789). Washington, DC: Author. Grengs, J…
  • 2008
1 Excerpt

An assessment of the benefits of the walking school bus in Christchurch , New Zealand

  • P. A. Koushki, S. Al-Fadhala, O. Al-Saleh, A. H. Aljassar
  • Transportation Research Part A : Policy and…
  • 2007

Funding for pupil transportation: Framework for analysis

  • N. C. McDonald, M. Howlett
  • Transportation Research Record,
  • 2007

Safe Routes to School safety and mobility analysis

  • D. R. Ragland
  • Berkeley: California Department of Transportation…
  • 2007

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…