The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar on how Safe Routes to School and active transportation can improve the economies of local communities. In this webinar, expert speakers will discuss how bicycling and walking can boost local economies, how bicycling and walking saves communities money and specific research on the topic.
- The economic benefits of increasing physical activity and improving walkability and the built environment.
- How bicycling and walking has saved money in selected communities.
- How much money is actually spent on bicycling and walking in comparison to other transportation modes.
- A Q&A session via a chat function with webinar attendees.
- Jim Sallis, Director, Active Living Research, University of California San Diego
- Robert Ping, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
- Candace Rutt, Centers for Disease Control, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity