Schools are natural places to encourage walking and biking. However, the share of students who walk or bike to school has declined for decades. We recently spoke with Fionnuala Quinn and Margot Ocañas about how to make areas around schools safer for getting around without a car, and help students feel confident and comfortable engaging with the planning process.
Safe Routes to School
Today, thousands of communities across the country are celebrating the 14th annual International Walk to School Day, highlighting the need for safe places for children to walk and bicycle in their communities.
Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, writes about the need for safe ways to walk and bicycle to and from schools across the country, and why complete streets is key to success.