Kids are Commuters Too! Assessing the Mode Shift Potential of Walk to School Programs

Report by Metropolitan Area Planning Council, WalkBoston
July 16, 2012

Metropolitan Area Planning Council   (Boston)

This report describes a new spatial framework for assessing district- and school-level walkability; new methods for collecting student commute data; and a formula for estimating the GHG footprint of student auto commutes and the reductions that might be achieved by successful SRTS programs. Collectively, these comprise the outline of a rapid assessment tool that could be used to prioritize, tailor, and measure the effectiveness of SRTS investments.