Bike and Walk to school programs appear to work

January 29, 2014 Hansonthebike 0

Reading Time: 4 minutes Remember that time when you put your coat on and cycled to school? You had not heard of ‘net present value benefits’, ‘benefit-cost ratios’, relatively cost-effective interventions’ and ‘student travel mode data’.  You better get used to these terminologies as recently, the results of a School Travel Planning study were published and it looks good. Nineteen projects (covering 71 schools)  were studied and on average estimated car use (to drop the kids off at school) decreased by 2.8% (or in estimated absolute numbers:  192,224 km), and increased physical activity was observed, including 1.3 million minutes of walking, and 2 million minutes [Read more…]