This presentation is part of the Walking into the Future: Technology and the Walking Movement session.
Many suburban schools implement successful Safe Routes to School programs, but mimicking these practices in larger urban districts is far more challenging when coping with a wide range of safety, social economic and health equity issues. We will look at the successes and challenges of several urban schools that have utilized Active4.Me a web based program that uses bar code technology. Active4.Me not only promotes active transportation, but also tracks participation and other metrics (miles walked, calories burned, C02 removed etc…) and has a parent alert option that notifies them their child has safely arrived to school.
Presenter: Jenny Hansen, Toledo Safe Routes to School Coordinator, YMCA/Live Well Greater Toledo