Neighborhood Site Assessment

Source: Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program

According to the FDOT 1992 Home-to-School Transportation Study, only one out of six children in Florida walk or bike to school. The rest are transported by bus or by private motor vehicle, often creating severe traffic congestion at school sites and unsafe conditions for children who are or would want to walk or bicycle to school. The Safe Ways to School program was initiated to beg the question...can we really do anything to change this picture and give children back the independence of their own mobility?

The goal is to improve conditions that affect children walking and bicycling to and from school, thereby increasing their number.

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