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Health Case Study: Walk to School
Living Streets, a nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom, designed the Walk to School campaign to make walking to school a natural choice for teachers, parents, and children.
Living Streets uses school route audits to identify the walk-to-school barriers that most concern students, parents, and staff. The Walk to School campaign improves health and reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
The initiative currently reaches 13 million people, working with over 750,000 children in 2,000 schools.
walk to school outreach results
Leadership & Replication
The Durham County Council, Living Streets, and Modeshift led a partnership of 13 local governments to obtain funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund for a Walk to School Outreach project.
Durham County Council is partnering with 15 local authorities to expand the project and incentivize walking rather than driving to businesses and communities in areas of high congestion.