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McGuckin, N. (2013). Travel to School in California: Findings from the California - National Household Travel Survey. Princeton, NJ: Active Living Research, a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
School-aged children merit special attention for safety planning, and recently have been the focus of public health initiatives to increase their physical activity. As a result, many officials and policy-makers are interested in information on children’s daily travel, and especially their travel to school. To provide that needed information the State of California purchased a supplemental sample to the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (called the CA-NHTS in this report) which contains data on the general travel of residents of California and allows detailed analysis of children’s travel to school. This report finds that:
Policy-makers, planners, and community groups in California want to increase the number of children that walk and bicycle to school for a number of important reasons. Walking or bicycling to school:
To effectively craft policies that provide measurable results, decision makers need detailed information about children’s travel to school and the barriers and concerns parents express in allowing their children to walk or bicycle to school. This report presents analysis of the CA-NHTS to shed light on these topics.
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.
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