Design Guidelines for Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhood Schools.

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Provides information on school location and construction issues to consider to make schools pedestrian-friendly. The guidelines group these factors into three broad areas: 1) Neighborhood guidelines: Schools should ideally be located in existing neighborhoods where walking is already an option. 2) School site design guidelines: The site layout should encourage walking to school. 3) School building design guidelines. The building itself should be constructed such that students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to walk. These guidelines are derived from observations of successful neighborhoods and published reports dealing with pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and school siting issues, which are listed as additional resources in the report. Also included are diagrams and photographs to show real-world comparisons and examples, and a checklist and matrix to evaluate walkability.
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