2013 - Fact Sheet

Travel to School in California: Key Findings from the National Household Travel Survey

In a February 2013 policy brief entitled Travel to School in California: Key Findings from the National House hold Travel Survey, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership reveals new trends regarding travel to school.  

The brief reveals that between 26 and 31 percent of children in California walk or bicycle to school, more than twice the national average and that children who walk to school also walk more overall compared to other children. Another important statistic from the brief is that African-American and Latino children and children from lower-income households are more likely to walk or bicycle to school. The policy brief is an excerpt from a larger study that also shows that safety for children walking and bicycling to school is increasing along with increasing rates of walking—showing the impact of Safe Routes to School in California.

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Safe Routes to School National Partnership