Walking to School
Originally webcast September 18, 2008
Mark Fenton, MS
Host of America’s Walking
Diane Kenneally, BS
Director, Local Programs Bureau
New York State Department of Transportation
Ursula Bauer, PhD
Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health New York State Department of Health
What one activity can decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, decrease pollution, save fuel, and increase neighborhood safety? Active transportation to school -- walking and bicycling! This presentation will provide an overview of the national Safe Routes to School program, the health benefits of walking and cycling to school, public health’s role in promoting walking and cycling, and efforts underway in New York State to increase walking and cycling to school.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Describe the Safe Routes to School Program.
- Describe at least three health benefits of walking and cycling to school.
- Describe public health practitioners’ roles in promoting walking and cycling to school.