1D Use of Alternative Transportation

PILLAR 1D QUESTIONS

1D1: What percentage of your students walk, bike, bus, or carpool (2 + student in the car) to/from school? How was this data collected and calculated?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Carpool to School

1D2: Which of the following policies or programs has your school implemented?

• Our school has designated carpool parking stalls.

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Our school has a well-publicized no idling policy that applies to all vehicles (including school buses).

• Vehicle loading/unloading areas are at least 25 feet from building air intakes, doors, and windows.

• Our school has established Safe Pedestrian Routes to school which are distributed to parents and posted in our office.

• Our school participates in a “Safe Routes to School” program

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Clean School Bus USA  Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety  Safe Routes to Schools

1D3: Describe how your school transportation use is efficient and has reduced environmental impacts (e.g. the percentage of school-owned electric/hybrid/alternative fuel vehicles in your fleet, or other indicators of significant reductions in emissions).

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Transportation Plan

1D4: What percentage of the school grounds are devoted to ecologically benefical uses (school vegetable garden, wildlife or native plant habitats, outdoor classroom, environmental restoration projects, rain garden, etc.) or socially/culturally benefical uses (e.g., playgrounds, outdoor spaces designed and used regularly for social interaction, athletic or recreational areas, walking or running trails etc.)?

1D5: Describe any other accomplishments or progress your school has made towards reducing/eliminating environmental impacts or improving your energy efficiency.