Walking to School

Adult holding small child and holding hand of older child walking across crosswalk

Where Washington Students Lack Safe Walking Routes

In many rural and suburban Washington state communities, children who walk or bike to school don’t have access to safe, adequate pedestrian facilities.

February 22, 2023 - The Seattle Times

Children Walking To School

School District Takes on Traffic Safety

A school district in North Carolina is leading an effort to improve road safety for students and school staff who walk or bike to school.

March 21, 2022 - ABC 11

Florida Pedestrians

Opinion: Road Safety Data Should Include Close Calls

Even in the absence of lethal collisions, the experience of repeated near-misses can discourage pedestrians from walking and degrade public perception of road safety.

January 25, 2022 - NextCity

Children Walking To School

Kids Still Aren't Walking to School

Two generations ago, most children walked to school. But the numbers have dropped significantly.

March 13, 2019 - Public Square: A CNU Journal

School bus with stop sign

Drivers Most Distracted Right When School Gets Out

A study from the company, Zendrive, found that the overwhelming majority of motorists drive distracted between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

September 28, 2017 - CityLab

School Buses

Texas School Bans Walking to School

Not only does Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD prohibit walking to and from school: Montgomery County constables will arrest scofflaws.

April 8, 2016 - Fox 26

New Federal Rule Decriminalizes Walking to School

The recently approved federal education law includes a provision that allows students to take alternative forms of transportation to and from school with parental permission.

January 9, 2016 - New York Post

A Suburb that Makes Walking to School a Priority

It's no accident that the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood is one of the few school districts in Ohio without buses. Choices made by planners, parents, and school officials have preserved the inner-ring suburb as a “walking school district.”

January 18, 2014 - DC.Streetsblog

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