Walking to School on the Rise Across America

A new report from the National Center for Safe Routes to School finds that the percentage of students walking to and from school "increased significantly" between 2007 and 2012.

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December 6, 2013, 10:00 AM PST

By Jonathan Nettler @nettsj


"The long-term decline of walking and biking to school has been linked to the childhood obesity epidemic, a big share of morning rush hour traffic, and even kids’ lack of attention in class," writes Tanya Snyder. "It’s too soon to say that downward spiral is over. But there are hopeful signs."

"A new report released by the National Center for Safe Routes to School shows that more kids are walking. However, biking seems to be staying flat, and busing is down."

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