Walking to School in Inner City Neighborhoods and the Safety of School Children: The City Heights Experience

Professors Tridib Banerjee and Deepak Bahl

The objective of this project is to identify and examine the major factors affecting the safety of children, especially on their journey from home to school. The focus is on pedestrian travel and safety of a critical user group –children who are not only the subjects in this study, but they are also active participants. The findings of this project are expected to better inform current programs, identify areas that are perceived unsafe by children, and recommend interventions in improving the safety of child pedestrians in general, and of children walking to school in particular.