Box 44.6Walking and Cycling to School

One of the most effective ways to promote walking and cycling is through local schools. The Safe Routes to School program (, established in Marin County, California, is a private-public partnership that created a citywide map of safe biking and walking routes and proposed solutions for problem areas. The program also sponsors walk- and bike-to-school days, frequent-rider contests, and other promotional events (Staunton, Hubsmith, and Kallins 2003).

From: Chapter 44, Prevention of Chronic Disease by Means of Diet and Lifestyle Changes

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
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