Catcalling, leering, whistling, persistently asking for a woman’s name as she walks down the street – these are all forms of street harassment. Street harassment happens every day. When people experience street harassment, they often shrug it off, unsure of how to respond and not wanting to make a big deal out of it. But street harassment is a form of harassment and can affect people’s comfort, stress, and behavior, whether they are conscious of it or not.
This guest blog post was written by our research advisor, Christina Galardi.
In advocating for Safe Routes to School programs in your area, you might face two major questions from school administrators, local planners, or political leaders:
- Will Safe Routes to School really increase students’ rates of walking and biking to school?
- Is Safe Routes to School worth the investment?
Two rigorous research studies published in the past year provide evidence for the health and economic benefits of Safe Routes to School to support your response.
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has set its consideration of the transportation bill for Thursday, October 22. This is coming in just under the wire, as the current transportation law expires at the end of October. Congress will still have to do an extension of current law to allow the House to complete its work and then come to agreement with the Senate -- hopefully by mid-December. (Update 10/22/15: The committee completed consideration of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act today. An amendment offered by Reps.