Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Study Shows Safe Routes to School Program Working In NY

The national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program was funded by Congress in 2005 in an effort to create safe environments for children to walk or bike to school. Spokane Regional Health District has a Safe Routes to School coordinator and SRTC has participated in SRTS efforts in the past. So is the program working? A new study says it does, at least in New York where it evaluated the program. In fact, the drop in injuries to school-age pedestrians fell significantly in neighborhoods where the program was implemented.
Science Daily looks at the data.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.