Deka, D., and Von Hagen, L.A. 2015. “The Evolution of School Siting and its Implications for Active Transportation in New Jersey” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 9: 602–611.
The study examines historical changes in the size and location of schools in New Jersey and their relevance to children walking and bicycling to school. It compares the characteristics of schools, students, and surrounding areas of schools established in different decades to identify the critical issues that affect active transportation to school in the state. The study shows that schools in New Jersey have become larger, and they are increasingly being located on state and county roads instead of local roads. Pedestrian safety for children seems to be a greater concern throughout the state than distance to school.