Neighborhoods, Schools And How Walking Ended

Not long ago, schools were built as the cornerstone of communities. Today, many new schools are built on the periphery, far from the neighborhoods they serve.
June 26, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The modernization of schools has come at a price -- the loss of walkable, neighborhood-scale schools in favor of larger, more remote campuses accessible primarily by school bus or chauffeuring parents. Forty years ago, half of all students walked to school. Today,only about one out of every 10 trips to school is made by walking and bicycling... This report outlines trends in school construction in North Carolina, identifies key factors affecting the location and design of schools, and suggests solutions for overcoming obstacles to building and maintaining walkable, neighborhood-scale schools"

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Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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