This is a really interesting study conducted in Toronto. A major takeaway was that the shortest path to school is not always the path taken. This can be influenced by the child’s social network, extracurricular activities, errands, and/or the perceived risk of different possible routes to school.
- Children’s perspective on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: a participatory mapping study (2018)
- Does the social environment influence active travel? An investigation of walking in Hamilton, Canada (2013)
- Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute (2019)
- Shortening the trip to school: Examining how children’s active school travel is influenced by shortcuts (2015)
- Understanding child and parent perceptions of barriers influencing children’s active school travel (2018)