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Safe Routes to School: A Public Health Practice Success Story—Atlanta, 2008–2010



2013, 10, 141 – 142

Walking and bicycling to school (ie, active transport) are ways to increase physical activity among both children and parents. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded program established to support school communities in making the changes necessary to promote safe walking and biking to school.In this commentary, we report findings associated with the successful implementation of a SRTS program in an elementary school in metropolitan Atlanta, GA, between 2008–2010. In addition, we identify the elements of the program that led to its success in order to inform future policy efforts related to active transport to school. ...


Authors: Susan Henderson, Robin Tanner, Norma Klanderman, Abby Mattera, Lindsey Martin Webb, John Steward




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