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MOVE Congress 2017: Jonathan Hooshmand (University of Miami) Encouraging Safe and Active Transportation to School

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MOVE Congress 2017 plenary presentation by Jonathan Hooshmand (University of Miami KiDZ Neuroscience Center, USA) on 6 October: Encouraging Safe and Active Transportation to School.

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MOVE Congress 2017: Jonathan Hooshmand (University of Miami) Encouraging Safe and Active Transportation to School

  1. 1. Encouraging Safe and Active Transportation to School Jonathan Hooshmand, MPH University of Miami
  2. 2. BikeSafe and WalkSafe Programs Program Missions • Decrease the number of pediatric pedestrian and bicyclist injuries • Increase physical activity • Encourage the use of walkable and bikeable environments
  3. 3. 6-E Model Engineering Enforcement Evaluation Education Equity Encouragement
  4. 4. Where we’ve been successful • Created sustainable programs • Work at various levels within the school system • Establishing strong and supportive networks
  5. 5. Transportation to school in the US Source: Safe Routes to School. 2014. Buses, Boots, and Bicycles: Exploring Collaboration Between Safe Routes to School and School Busing Professionals to Get Children to School Safely and Healthily. Accessed on July 10, 2014 at: http://saferoutespartnership.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Buses-Boots-and-Bicycles-2014.pdf Why the decrease in active transportation to school?
  6. 6. Why the decrease in active transportation to school?
  7. 7. Injury Facts Healthcare cost of pedestrian death & injury among ages 0-14 is >$7.2 billion Almost 70% of pedalcyclist fatalities occur in urban areas
  8. 8. Why We Started…..
  9. 9. How it began 2001 Task Force Meeting
  10. 10. WalkSafe Three Day Overview Day 1 Homeroom Teacher Teacher-led Classroom Discussion Day 2 PE Teacher Outside Street- Crossing Simulation Day 3 Art Teacher Poster Contest or other Creative Activity Instructional CreativeModeling
  11. 11. WalkSafe Key Curriculm Features Evidence-Based: Significantly improves pedestrian safety knowledge Multi-Modal Teaching Techniques: Day 1: Instructional Day 2: Simulation Day 3: Creative 3 Age-Appropriate Versions: Kindergarten – 1st Grade 2nd Grade – 3rd Grade 4th Grade – 5th Grade Reporting: Ability to track and report number of children educated each year via Curriculum Completion Form Florida Standards: Health Education (HE) Physical Education (PE) Visual Arts (VA) Free Resource: Available for download at http://www.iwalksafe.org/Getting started? Go to the Schools and Teachers Zone to become a WalkSafe Educator Online Teacher Training
  12. 12. WalkSafe Curriculum Summary 2007-2015 Miami-Dade County Total students educated over the years 70,531 87,070 143,263 137,941 129,180 112,050 122,553 122,178 119,310 0 40,000 80,000 120,000 160,000 # TOTAL STUDENTS EDUCATED
  13. 13. Long-term results
  14. 14. Pedestrian and Bicyclist CRASH Data
  15. 15. Pedestrian and Bicyclist Trauma Data Total Number of Pediatric (0-14) Pedestrian and Bicyclist Hit By Car (PHBC/BHBC) Injuries in MDC Trauma Centers* from 2003 to 2016 *Miami-Dade Trauma Centers: Ryder Trauma Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital **BHBC Data was not collected at RTC and NCH until 2011
  16. 16. BikeSafe Curriculum Day 1 Bike Basics Helmet fit and how the brain functions when riding Day 2 Preparing to Ride What to know before riding your bicycle Day 3 Rules of Riding Predictability and visibility through obstacle soccer Day 4 Riding Safely Course review and off-bike riding simulation
  17. 17. BikeSafe Curriculum: Key Features Evidence-Based: Significantly improves Bicycle safety knowledge Multi-Modal Teaching Techniques: Instructional Modelling Creative Reporting: Ability to track and report number of children educated each year via Curriculum Completion Form Florida Standards: Health Education (HE) Physical Education (PE) Free Resource: Available for download at www.ibikesafe.orgGetting started? Go to the Curriculum page to become a BikeSafe teacher Online Teacher Training
  18. 18. BikeSafe Reach - Schools
  19. 19. Achieving Support at Various levels Region Directors District School Board District Phys. Ed. & Health Director School Principals Phys. Ed Teachers
  20. 20. Making Change in this System Region Directors District School Board District Phys. Ed. & Health Director School Principals Phys. Ed Teachers Community Traffic Safety Team
  21. 21. Making Change in this System Community Traffic Safety Team Florida Department of Transportation Local City Public WorksSchool Police Director of School Safety
  22. 22. Developing a strong network
  23. 23. Key Supporters Florida Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School
  24. 24. Community Outreach
  25. 25. Educational Content
  26. 26. Thank you Jonathan Hooshmand, MPH University of Miami, KiDZ Neuroscience Center

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