Dr. Susan Lynch, New Hampshire s fist lady, leads a group of students and parents on a walk to Kimball School in during a WalktoSchool day organized by the Concord SRTS task force.
A key goal of the SRTS program is to reach the largest number of children possible. This means the local task force should try to identify the most densely populated neighborhoods within two miles of a school.
This first step is evaluation. Across the country, standardized survey forms and an on line data collection system are being developed to measure the transportation choices of children and their parents, while determining why so many youngsters who live nearby are driven to school.
The process is well underway in some communities. In Nashua, for example, a SRTS study conducted by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in cooperation with community and school groups showed a variety of reasons that parents were reluctant to