In 1969, 42% of children walked or biked to school.
In 2001, 16% of children walked or biked to school1.
During a similar time period childhood obesity increased from 6.5% to 17%2.
These stats are striking: about 2.5 times fewer children walk to school and about 2.5 times more children are obese.
Walk Scores for Schools
Wouldn’t you want your child’s school to be a walkers’ paradise? We’re excited to announce that Education.com is now showing Walk Scores for schools!
School Data on Walk Score
We’re also showing Education.com’s school data on all Walk Scores in the United States:
We’ll be doing more with walkable schools in the future—and we’re excited about this first step!