A Safer Walk to School
Creating safer walking environments for children around schools
School is such an important part of a child's day. All kids deserve a safe walk to school so they can continue to learn and grow and be successful in the future.
Too often, getting to and from school is a dangerous journey for our kids, especially in areas that do not have sidewalks or paths, and where walkers share the roadways with motor vehicles.
The problem is global: Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for school-age children around the world.
The United Nations declared a Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020, to reduce deaths and injuries that occur on the road. In support of this global initiative, Safe Kids Worldwide, through the generous support of FedEx, is undertaking a pilot project to create safe zones around schools so kids can walk to school in safer environments.
Working for Change
The project works toward four types of change in each school zone. Learn more about how we work for change.
- Policy and
Follow Our Progress
Each project works in three phases. Learn more about each phase.
- Phase I: Assessment
- Phase II: Interventions
- Phase III: Evaluation