The Built Environment and Walking to School: Findings from a Student Travel Behavior Survey in Massachusetts

Ito, Kate.


  • Abstract: The percent of children who walk or bike (active commute) to school in the United States has dropped from 48% in 1969 to only 13% of students today. Rates of obesity among children have tripled during this period. Public health advocates have identified active commuting to school as a strategy that may increase children's daily energy expenditure. However, the ability of a school's ... read more
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