School is back in session- which means it’s time to figure out your family logistics for getting to and from school. Fortunately, we have a new tool to help families make the healthy choice and consider an “active” solution. We just launched our new online assessment tool called the Active School Neighborhood Checklist to help families make safe and healthy school transportation choices.
We’re also partnering with the Arizona Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program to develop a tool that generates a score which represents the walk-ability, bike-ability and safety of schools. The results of this assessment will help communities, school facilities professionals, schools, and city officials identify barriers that prevent students from walking and biking to school each day and create solutions to encourage neighborhoods to be more physically active.