Looking at the Big Picture: District-wide School Travel Plans

This presentation is part of the Safe Routes to School Planning and Development session.

School Travel Plans, an important tool for improving walking and bicycling conditions, are usually completed at the individual school level. In larger urban districts it becomes more difficult and time consuming to complete School Travel Plans and for stakeholders to equitably decide which issues to prioritize. Learn how graduate students at Rutgers University engaged local community members to develop district-wide school travel plans that identify barriers to walking and bicycling and explore potential solutions and in the process, developed a model the NJ Department of Transportation can use for conducting future district-wide school travel plans.


  • Sean Meehan, Project Manager, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
  • Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP, Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University

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