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Accession Number PB2013-103961
Title Developing a Methodology for School Travel Plan Development for Large School Districts.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 45p
Personal Author D. Shipps J. Elliott J. Sikich J. Spinosi R. J. Eldridge
Abstract Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. Within the United State, SRTS is a Federal-Aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Every State manages its own program and develops its own processes to solicit and select projects for funding. The goal of Ohio's SRTS program is to assist communities in developing and implementing projects and programs that encourage and enable children in grades k-8, including those with disabilities to walk or bike to school safely. This is done by creating a school travel plan (STP) that addresses the 5 Es of the SRTS program: engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation. The current Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) funding process restricts applications for STP development to four schools. The purpose of this report research project was to develop a process that lets large school districts in Ohio develop comprehensive, district-wide School Travel Plans (STP). Large school districts are defined by the ODOT as those with more than fifteen kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8) schools. In order to develop a district-wide STP process, a pilot district (Cincinnati Public Schools) was chosen so that the methodologies could be tested and refined. Methodologies were developed based upon three key areas identified by ODOT: mapping, infrastructure project identification and prioritization, and non-infrastructure project identification and prioritization.
Keywords Bicycles
Children
Communities
Education
Engineering
Evaluation
Funds
Implementation
Methodology
Ohio
Project management
Research project
Safe Routes to School(SRTS) program
Schools
State programs
Students
Traffic safety
Transportation planning
Travel
Walking


 
Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Columbus. Office of Research and Development.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number OH-134577

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