Soft Measures – Hard Facts: The Value For Money Of Transport Measures Which Change Travel Behaviour. A Review Of The Evidence - Department of Health / Highways Agency / NHS South West / Travelwise / South West Regional Development Agency (January 2011) (.pdf, 2.6 MB)
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The STHC is cited as the essential evidence base to guide and support intervention on Active Travel to school:
“Targeting children who drive within a realistic walk threshold is most effective. Data showing where young people live, their mode of transport and their proximity to realistic walking thresholds are provided by the School Travel Health Check”
“The best value for money will be achieved by supporting schools with the most potential to change, which is where there are relatively large numbers of young people not walking within the walking or cycling thresholds. Analysis of the school census data (via the STHC) costs 16 pence per young person, per local authority which, provides a pack of information for every school showing where the young people live, their mode of transport to school and their distance from school in relation to the realistic walking distance.”