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Why Don't Kids Walk to School Anymore?

Feb 04, 2015 | 432 videos
Video by CityWalk

In the late 1960s, nearly 50 percent of American children walked to and from school each day. In this short film produced by City Walk, experts discuss the decline of a once-common activity—and why it would still benefit children today. "Kids need to walk to school so they learn about active transportation," says University of Utah professor Elizabeth Joy. "When you have to go two, three, or four blocks, that doesn't mean you get in the car. You can actually walk."

Author: CityLab

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