An Analytical Review of Child Mobility Assessments for School Site Programs

This Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) project is to support state-level management of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program. The overall thrust of the project is to provide State departments of transportation (DOTs) with: (1) Tools for establishing benchmarks of children walking and biking to school. This includes identifying existing sources of data, potential sources of data, and data collection methods. (2) Recommendations for future allocation of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds so that grants will be awarded to the most effective projects. This includes, but is not limited to identifying the impact of potential barriers to success, such as age of children, size of schools, maximum walking distances, transportation infrastructure, number of children living within a mile of school, program planning requirements, etc. (3) Methods and tools to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of SRTS investments. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying methods for obtaining counts of children walking/biking to school, recommending requirements for schools applying to the program, and recommending methods for schools to measure the effect of SRTS. The project consists of two phases. Phase one, which is nearing completion, focused on item (1). Phase two will focus on items (2) and (3).


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530610
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(172)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2014 1:01AM