Case Study: Why Not Walk to School Today?

ArcUser October, 2006

Safety-and-Preparedness Transportation-and-Logistics

By applying GIS analysis, University of Kentucky undergraduate landscape architecture students have found ways to make it safer and easier for children to walk to school. Concerns with the growing childhood obesity epidemic, increased costs in driving children to school, and fostering the perception that it is more normal to drive rather than to walk to destinations have made walking to school an issue.