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167362-1 Report Abstract

An Analysis of the Texas 2002 Safe Routes to Schools Program in Selected Cities

Gwen Goodwin and Yasmina Soria, Texas Southern University, March 2008, 48 pp. (167362-1)

Fewer children are walking to school than ever before. Many researchers contribute this to parents’ fears that the walking environment is unsafe for children. As a result, federal and state programs were created to provide safe routes to school for children. This research will examine the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2002 Safe Routes to Schools Program (SR2S) in and will look at the differences between this program and the new program being implemented under SAFETEA-LU.

Keywords: Safe Routes to Schools, Children Walking in Hazardous Conditions, SAFETEA-LU

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