Re-envisioning School Streets: Creating More Space for Children and Families

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cities and schools working together can support safe walking and biking for students along with other benefits by closing or limiting motor vehicle access on a street adjacent to a school. Street and school campus characteristics factor into whether changes can be made and what kinds of changes might work best. For example, typically schools need to have more than one entrance that will allow vehicle access to those who need it while also creating newfound space for those on foot or bike. Five case examples demonstrate how schools and cities have made temporary and permanent changes to support active travel.

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