Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic (National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2011)

The first installment in the “Getting Results” series on getting and measuring results with SRTS programs. To read more about measuring and evaluating the results of an SRTS program, see the publications: Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Speeding and Distracted Driving and Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Increase Walking and Bicycling to School.

Heavy vehicle traffic in places with pedestrians and bicyclists increases the chance of a crash, and this increased risk can affect parent decisions on school travel. This brief looks at the problem of traffic congestion, provides an overview of local programs that successfully measured traffic reductions and outlines steps that programs can take to measure impacts of their activities.

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