Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
June 9, 2014 | Story
David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH, director of a transportation center at the University of California, Berkeley, studied the long-term impact of California’s Safe Routes to Schools program, which funds projects to make walking and biking to school safer.
October 10, 2013 | Program Results Report
The State Network Project brings together advocates, agencies, and others to ensure that states spend federal Safe Routes to School funds, and to advance state and local policies that promote physical activity, especially in low-income communities.
September 1, 2011 | Report
This report examines the many benefits and cost-savings Safe Routes to School programs offer.
November 22, 2011 | Story
Walking or biking to and from school is a great way to ensure daily physical activity for children and to help prevent obesity.
September 1, 2011 | Report, Evaluation
This brief provides select preliminary research results, preliminary analyses, and policy implications for the implementation of the national Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
March 24, 2011 | Story
"Early in my medical training I started to realize that so many kids who were overweight or obese were obviously not getting enough physical activity, and it was disproportionally affecting minority kids," Mendoza recalls.
March 1, 2009 | Report
The report explores the challenges and opportunities raised during the implementation of the federal Safe Routes to School program.
November 20, 2007 | Program Results Report
The League of American Bicyclists organized a national meeting, conducted a training session and produced a video to influence the scope, uptake and effectiveness of the national Safe Routes to School Program.
February 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
White Mountain Research Associates in Plainsboro, N.J., produced a preliminary evaluation report on the "Walk to School Day Program," a national initiative supporting a day for children to walk to school with parents and community leaders.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A study exploring the association between active commuting and weight, including whether moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) mediates the association between them, found that active commuting to school is associated with greater MVPA and lower adiposity in American youth.