Active Transportation to School

Findings


Risky driver behaviours at school drop-off time and active school transportation in children across Canadian urban/suburban areas

Authors: Rothman, Ling, Desrosiers-Gaudette, Hubka, Howard, Fuselli, Cloutier, Winters, Hagel, Macpherson

CARSP 2019 Abstract

Aim: To examine the association between the proportion of elementary school students travelling to school using active school transportation and risky driver behaviours observed at school drop-off time in cities and suburban areas across Canada

Conclusions: Further analysis will be conducted to evaluate the relationship between risky driving and AST and will control for built environment features around schools across Canadian cities/urban areas

A comparison of active school transportation across Canadian urban/suburban areas

Authors: Rothman, Cloutier, Ling, Desrosiers-Gaudette, Hubka, Howard, Macpherson, Fuselli, Hagel, Winters

CARSP 2019 Abstract

Aim: To compare proportions of children using AST to schools across Canada and identify and compare built environment determinants of AST in different locations

Conclusions: Prevalence of AST among school children greatly varied across the six Canadian urban/suburban areas. Further analysis will be conducted to evaluate differences in mean AST prevalence between cities, and urban versus suburban areas to determine how the built environment factors around the schools relate to AST in different urban/suburban areas across Canada

Adult and child pedestrian road crossing behaviours during morning school drop-off time across Canadian urban/suburban areas

Authors: Cloutier, Ling, Desrosiers-Gaudette, Hubka, Howard, Macpherson, Fuselli, Winters, Hagel

CARSP 2019 Abstract

Aim: To examine adult and child pedestrian behaviours around elementary schools during morning school drop-off time and to determine features of the built environment associated with these behaviours across different urban/suburban areas in Canada

Conclusion: This is a novel study designed to capture road safety behaviours at school-drop off times, and can inform road safety interventions. Analyses will be conducted to examine differences in built environments around schools between locations, and how this relates to pedestrian behaviours

Motorist speed compliance near Calgary Elementary Schools

Authors: Hubka, Churchill, Rothman, Nettel-Aguirre, Hagel

CARSP 2019 Abstract

Aim: This study sought to determine the proportion of cars traveling over the posted speed limit, and the magnitude of their speeding, in front of elementary schools in Calgary, Alberta

Conclusion: A large proportion of vehicles travelling adjacent to Calgary elementary schools travel over the posted speed limit. Travelling faster than the legal limit can significantly increase the risk of injury and death in child pedestrians. Future studies should consider interventions that prioritize motorist compliance with speed limits when in locations of high child presence such as school zones