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Far More Children Ride in a Car or School Bus to School than Walk or Bicycle ( of trips 1 mile or less ) Calculations from...
US Active Trips 1977-1995 National Personal Transportation Survey, USDOT
US Auto Trips 1977-1995 National Personal Transportation Survey, USDOT
Physical Inactivity…The Problem Overweight and Obesity Mississippi ranks 1st in the nation in the number of obese people p...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1985 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1986 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1987 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1988 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1989 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1990 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1991 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1992 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1993 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1994 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1995 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1996 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1997 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1998 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1999 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2000 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2001 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2002 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2003 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2004 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveill...
<ul><li>Prevalence of  overweight  children has doubled; teens has tripled. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp increase in cases of  ...
More social interaction Increased independence Increased physical activity Improved pedestrian skills Community design Les...
<ul><li>Safe Routes  </li></ul><ul><li>to School  </li></ul><ul><li>in Mississippi:   </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? ...
SR2S Gameplan <ul><li>Form team of local stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Assess attitudes/behaviors of student/parents </li...
Walk to School Day:  Great ‘Team Builder’ for SR2S <ul><li>First week of every October </li></ul>
Local Safe Routes to School Teams: <ul><li>Principal/school administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (PTO/PTA) </li></ul><u...
Assess Attitudes/Behaviors  of Students/Parents How long is your journey to school?  How do you get to school?  How would ...
How they want to get to school How kid’s get to school Michigan SR2S Pilot Project:  Sample Results  To School in Good Wea...
<ul><li>Room to walk/ride? </li></ul><ul><li>Able to cross streets? </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic a problem? </li></ul><ul><li...
Infrastructure Improvements <ul><li>Build, repair sidewalks and trails. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve crosswalks, signals; hir...
Around the Front Door (School Property) <ul><ul><li>Safe all the way to the front door of the school? </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Develop SR2S Maps Recommended  Walking Route  Safe Route in progress
Develop a Plan <ul><li>Team brainstorms solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>First ste...
Change Can Happen! This sidewalk is   now protected from vehicles driving over it to park.
The 5 E’s: Foundation for Planning Recommendations <ul><li>E ducation –  flyers, maps, skill- building </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Policies and Legislation: Part of the Plan <ul><li>At all levels (district, community and state): </li></ul><ul><li>Busing...
Present Plan to Appropriate Groups <ul><li>City council </li></ul><ul><li>School board </li></ul><ul><li>PTO/PTA </li></ul...
First Steps toward SR2S <ul><li>Join or form a SR2S team. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in (or lead) Walk to School Day. <...
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    1. 1. TM
    2. 2. Far More Children Ride in a Car or School Bus to School than Walk or Bicycle ( of trips 1 mile or less ) Calculations from the1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey . US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, unpublished data, 2000. The Short School Commute
    3. 3. US Active Trips 1977-1995 National Personal Transportation Survey, USDOT
    4. 4. US Auto Trips 1977-1995 National Personal Transportation Survey, USDOT
    5. 5. Physical Inactivity…The Problem Overweight and Obesity Mississippi ranks 1st in the nation in the number of obese people per capita
    6. 6. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1985 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    7. 7. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1986 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    8. 8. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1987 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    9. 9. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1988 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    10. 10. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1989 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    11. 11. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1990 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14%
    12. 12. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1991 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    13. 13. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1992 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    14. 14. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1993 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    15. 15. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1994 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    16. 16. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1995 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    17. 17. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1996 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
    18. 18. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1997 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20
    19. 19. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1998 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20
    20. 20. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 1999 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20
    21. 21. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2000 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20
    22. 22. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2001 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
    23. 23. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2002 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
    24. 24. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2003 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
    25. 25. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults: 2004 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman) (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2005) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
    26. 26. <ul><li>Prevalence of overweight children has doubled; teens has tripled. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp increase in cases of type 2 diabetes in children. </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian injuries are the 3 rd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children. </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma rates have increased 160% in the past 15 years in children. </li></ul>Children’s Health Risks Related to Physical Inactivity, Pedestrian Safety, and Air Quality
    27. 27. More social interaction Increased independence Increased physical activity Improved pedestrian skills Community design Less reliance on automobile Decreased neighborhood/ school traffic Reduced fear of crime One Solution: Safe Routes to School Many reasons to promote walking & biking to School
    28. 28. <ul><li>Safe Routes </li></ul><ul><li>to School </li></ul><ul><li>in Mississippi: </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul>
    29. 29. SR2S Gameplan <ul><li>Form team of local stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Assess attitudes/behaviors of student/parents </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Develop recommendations and present to appropriate groups </li></ul><ul><li>Develop maps of suggested routes and needed improvements </li></ul>
    30. 30. Walk to School Day: Great ‘Team Builder’ for SR2S <ul><li>First week of every October </li></ul>
    31. 31. Local Safe Routes to School Teams: <ul><li>Principal/school administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (PTO/PTA) </li></ul><ul><li>Police (safety) </li></ul><ul><li>Road authority </li></ul>Start with: <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Government official </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Community members (neighbors, grandparents, transportation experts, others.) </li></ul>but also…
    32. 32. Assess Attitudes/Behaviors of Students/Parents How long is your journey to school? How do you get to school? How would you like to get to and from school? Does a parent or another adult accompany you to school? Are there parts of your journey where you don't feel safe? How could the journey be made safer?
    33. 33. How they want to get to school How kid’s get to school Michigan SR2S Pilot Project: Sample Results To School in Good Weather 6% 5% 19% 2% 1% 67% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Walk Bike School Bus Parent's Car Other Car Skateboard Method of Travel (one choice) Percentage of Students How Students Would Like to Travel to School 23% 57% 29% 39% 17% 18% 2% 21% 0% 20% 40% 60% City Bus Rollerblade Method of Travel (multiple choices) Percentage of Students Walk Bike School Bus Parent's Car Other Car Skateboard
    34. 34. <ul><li>Room to walk/ride? </li></ul><ul><li>Able to cross streets? </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, pleasant? </li></ul>Assess Infrastructure and Policies
    35. 35. Infrastructure Improvements <ul><li>Build, repair sidewalks and trails. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve crosswalks, signals; hire crossing guards; calm traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate auto drop-off areas; no idling policies & car-free zones. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Around the Front Door (School Property) <ul><ul><li>Safe all the way to the front door of the school? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered and accessible bike racks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walkers are protected from busses and cars? </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Develop SR2S Maps Recommended Walking Route Safe Route in progress
    38. 38. Develop a Plan <ul><li>Team brainstorms solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>First steps/easy wins </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term goals/shared vision </li></ul><ul><li>Who needs to buy in? </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-step plan includes advocacy </li></ul>
    39. 39. Change Can Happen! This sidewalk is now protected from vehicles driving over it to park.
    40. 40. The 5 E’s: Foundation for Planning Recommendations <ul><li>E ducation – flyers, maps, skill- building </li></ul><ul><li>E ncouragement – programs, activities, contests, etc. (walking school bus, walking Wednesdays) </li></ul><ul><li>E nforcement – law enforcement (signs & lights [passive], tickets, stings, etc.) or community involvement (patrols, safe houses, crossing guards) </li></ul><ul><li>E ngineering – sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic calming </li></ul><ul><li>E valuation – evaluate your program and adjust strategies as needed </li></ul>
    41. 41. Policies and Legislation: Part of the Plan <ul><li>At all levels (district, community and state): </li></ul><ul><li>Busing </li></ul><ul><li>Liability </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom curricula </li></ul><ul><li>After-school programs </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing guards </li></ul><ul><li>Storage for bikes and books </li></ul><ul><li>School siting & size </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation funding </li></ul>
    42. 42. Present Plan to Appropriate Groups <ul><li>City council </li></ul><ul><li>School board </li></ul><ul><li>PTO/PTA </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Service Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood associations </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
    43. 43. First Steps toward SR2S <ul><li>Join or form a SR2S team. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in (or lead) Walk to School Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Help collect information on attitudes, behaviors and environment (with your team). </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with developing recommendations and an action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate walking and biking to school. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.saferoutesmichigan.org for more info or ideas. </li></ul>
    44. 44. Who Benefits?

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