Student Travel Surveys
Since the development of the first Solano County Safe Routes to School Plan in 2008, schools throughout the county have been recording the travel habits of students. Each school year, teachers at participating schools conduct a “hand tally” during multiple days in October, asking students to raise hands according to how they got to and from school that day. Schools participating in the SR2S program are encouraged to participate in the survey process, which are needed to help secure grant funding and evaluate program progress.
Despite the factors that point to increased driving, the hand tallies suggest progress is being made to get students and parents walking to school more often. STA has begun to implement more robust programming and promote the concept of walking school buses, and the increase in student walking trips may be the fruits of these labors.
Travel Tally Data from 2018-19 (Fall and Spring) and 2019-2020 (Fall)
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