This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
School children -- Transportation, Public health, Land use planning, Traffic safety and children
Children’s ability to walk or bike to school depends largely on where they live. Surprisingly, we know very little about how families make choices about where to live in relation to school travel. Existing school travel research has generally focused on the effects of environmental characteristics on the likelihood of children walking or biking to school. This project took a more comprehensive approach by examining the relationships between transportation to school, neighborhood walkability and where families choose to live.
Yang, Yizhao. Making Choice that Change Lives. OTREC-RR-10-01. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2010.