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Accommodating bicycle and pedestrian travel

This pattern has been compounded by the trend towards building new schools at a distance from residential areas.

Studies have shown that physically active kids have improved mood and concentration, a stronger self-image and more self-confidence.

Physically active kids also have fewer chronic health problems and report lower levels of smoking and alcohol consumption. Research shows that walking or riding is childrens preferred method of getting to school.

However, a team member may be designated to lead the program and set goals and timelines.

According to a study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), most of todays parents walked or biked to elementary school when they were young.

However, the current reliance on automobiles to transport children represents a different kind of risk: the long-term risks from a sedentary lifestyle.

The portion of children who are overweight or obese has tripled in the last 25 years.

Theres so much to see, smell, touch, think, and talk about.

By walking with friends, children will build relationships and learn more about their neighborhood, their friends, and themselves.

Several schools in New Jersey have already made changes in their environments such as re-striping crosswalks, starting walking school buses (supervised group walks to and from school) and redesigning their dropoff and pickup points at school entrances.

Walking and biking to school can indeed be dangerous.

Many neighborhoods, especially new subdivisions, arent designed for the convenience of the pedestrian.