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Texas Safe Routes to School Program. Children’s Health Risks. Related to Physical Inactivity, Pedestrian Safety, & Air Quality Prevalence of overweight children has tripled-Nationally there are 25 million obese or overweight children!

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children s health risks
Children’s Health Risks

Related to Physical Inactivity, Pedestrian Safety, & Air Quality

  • Prevalence of overweight children has tripled-Nationally there are 25 million obese or overweight children!
  • Sharp increase in cases of Type 2 Diabetes in children
  • Pedestrian injuries are the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children.
  • Asthma rates have increased 160% in the past 15 years in children.
barriers to walking and bicycling to school
Barriers to walking and bicycling to school

CommunityDesign

Safety

Time and

Convenience

reasons to do a safe routes to school program
Reasons to do a Safe Routes to School Program

Increased

physical

activity

Improved

pedestrian

skills

Increased

independence

More social

interaction

Many reasons to do

a Walk and Bicycle

to School program

Community

design

Reduced fear

of crime

Less reliance

on automobile

Decreased

neighborhood/

school traffic

trends in school travel cont
Trends in School Travel (cont.)
  • Reasons for decrease in children walking & bicycling to school:
    • Distance to school
    • Traffic-related danger
    • Weather
    • Crime danger
    • Opposing school policy
    • Other
slide6

Chances of a Child Being Harmed in a Given Year in the US

Victim of a “stereotypical kidnapping”: .00016%

Struck by lightning: .00025%

Killed in a motor vehicle crash: .0125%

Credit: Bob Chauncey

National Center for Bicycling & Walking

how can srts improve traffic
How can SRTS Improve Traffic?
  • As much as 26% of morning traffic can be school-related
  • Less children driven less traffic less stress (road rage)
environment air quality
Environment & Air Quality
  • What is the environmental impact of SRTS?
    • Reduced air pollution from automobile emissions
safe routes to school programs a key to the solution
Safe Routes to School Programsa Key to the Solution
  • Start by developing a Safe Routes to School Plan
what is a srts plan
Whatis a SRTS Plan?
  • Describes existing conditions
  • Identifies existing problems
  • Proposes solutions
  • Describes coordination efforts
  • Details evaluation methods
example of srts activities
Example of SRTS Activities
  • Walkability & bikeability audits of safety around the schools
  • Programs to improve sidewalk conditions near schools
  • Use of traffic calming devices to slow traffic
  • Programs to educate children on safely walking & bicycling
srts activities cont
SRTS Activities (cont.)
  • Develop walking school buses
  • Increase traffic enforcement around schools
  • Enhance cooperation among school officials, law enforcement, & transportation planners
texas srts funding
Texas SRTS Funding
  • FY 04-07 Committed $24,139,123 in Federal SAFETY-LU & State funds for total of 244 projects
  • “God Bless America” and “God Bless Texas” license plates, $32 per plate is used for the SRTS Program.
2007 funds approved in the h gac area
2007 Funds Approved in the H-GAC Area
  • Infrastructure:
    • City of Houston-Carrillo Elementary
      • Sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, traffic calming & bike racks
    • City of Houston-Briscoe Elementary
      • Sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, traffic calming & bike racks
    • City of Houston-Burnet Elementary
      • Sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, traffic calming & bike racks
    • City of Houston-Franklin & Tijerina Elementary
      • Sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, traffic calming & bike racks
    • City of Houston-DeZavala Elementary
      • Sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, traffic calming & bike racks
non infrastructure projects from the h gac area
Non-Infrastructure Projects from the H-GAC Area
  • 1 application received-not funded
next srts program call
Next SRTS Program Call
  • Probably in the Fall of 2008
  • If considering a Infrastructure or a Non-Infrastructure application, start now to develop SRTS Plan
  • Conduct a SRTS Planning Conference
  • Submit Plan to State SRTS Program Coordinator for review
internet resources
Internet Resources
  • Texas Safe Routes to School website

www.dot.state.tx.us/services/traffic_operations/

safe_routes_to_school/default.htm

  • National Center for Safe Routes to School Clearinghouse

www.saferoutesinfo.org

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

www.nhtsa.gov

contact information
Contact Information

Texas SRTS Coordinator

Tonna Marcyes

512/416-3207

tmarcye@dot.state.tx.us