School Times Impact on Students Walking or Biking to School: Safe Routes to School

Changes in school start times for elementary and secondary schools have resulted in some elementary schools starting before sunrise, which may discourage elementary school children from walking or biking to school. The purpose of this project is to understand (1) changes in travel patterns associated with changes in school start times; (2) parents’ perceptions of safety around walking or biking in the dark; and (3) demographic-specific impacts on safety and travel patterns. At the end of the project, the study team will integrate these analyses to reach unified conclusions and policy recommendations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $179187
    • Contract Numbers:

      1036342 WO#91

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Principal Investigators:

      Levin, Michael

    • Start Date: 20230829
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01892945
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1036342 WO#91
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 12 2023 12:16PM