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Member Research and Reports

Columbia Reports NYC’s Safe Routes to School Program Reduces Injuries and Saves Money

New Yorkers got some good news from a team of researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health during Bike to Work week this month. Using funds from the federally funded Safe Routes to School program enacted in 2005 in an effort to create safe environments for American children to walk or bike to school, New York City made safety changes to the most dangerous intersections near schools. These interventions included narrowing intersections by building out sidewalks, setting off dedicated bicycle lanes, and installing speed humps and timing lights so pedestrians have more time to cross.