Source: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

There are various health benefits for children walking to and from school safely on a regular basis. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine WalkSafe program was developed to improve pediatric pedestrian safety, increase physical activity levels through encouraging children to walk to and from school, and improve the walkability in and around elementary schools.

The program uses a 5 E model to teach children about the benefits of of safely walking to and from school. Not only are the children taught the importance of exercise and living a healthier, more active lifestyle, but the program also improves the walkability surrounding elementary schools by working in collaboration with key community organizations.

Users can create an account to access the curriculum for teaching pedestrian safety in their schools.

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