Impact of the Federal Safe Routes to School program on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: An Analysis of Washington DC and Florida

The U.S. Congress identified increasing rates of walking to school and making walking to school safer as critical national objectives in the most recent federal transportation bill. To achieve these goals, Congress has authorized over $860 million for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program since 2005. Unfortunately, there has been limited study of the safety impacts of the SRTS program. This study addresses this knowledge gap by using a quasi-experimental design to quantify the impact of the SRTS program on children's non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle crashes in Washington DC and Florida. The results of the study will be useful to state Departments of Transportation as they make decisions about resource allocation and local practitioners working to make walking and biking safer.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Southeastern Transportation Center

      University of Tennessee
      309 Conference Center Building
      Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
    • Project Managers:

      McDonald, Noreen

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      Department of Civil and Costal Engineering
      365 Weil Hall, P.O. Box 116580
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611

      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

      Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
    • Principal Investigators:

      McDonald, Noreen

      Steiner, Ruth

    • Start Date: 20110801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120501
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29082

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463245
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM