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Table 2 Community engagement at the two elementary schools across the initial 9-month school period (Fall 2015 to Spring 2016)

From: Enhancing safe routes to school programs through community-engaged citizen science: two pilot investigations in lower density areas of Santa Clara County, California, USA

Engagement metrics Definitions School A (SRTS + Our Voice) School B (SRTS Alone)
Meetings and Action Planning (counts)
Community meeting Meeting to identify and prioritize key issues 1 0
Stakeholder meeting Meeting to present findings to local stakeholders 1 1
SRTS team meeting Follow-up meetings involving citizen scientists and community residents interested in SRTS 5 2
Action Plan Action plan developed by community residents to further local SRTS 1 1
Total meetings 8 4
Encouragement Events (counts)
Walk/bike events School-wide events such as National Bike to School Day and Bike Education Days 2 1
Walk & Roll Days Days set aside to encourage walking and biking to school 5 2
Walking school bus A walking school bus involves a group of students and parents walking together on the way to school in the morning 5 2
Total encouragement events 12 5
Educational Activities (counts)
In-class educ. Activity:
Grades K, 2nd, 4th, or 5th
Educational activities supported by SRTS in a classroom setting 12 13
Bike Rodeo Event that includes biking lessons and safety tips 0 1
Family Fun Bike Night / Bike Repair Event supported by SRTS to teach students about biking and bicycle repair 1 0
Traffic safety educ. & helmet distribution Event supported by SRTS to teach students about traffic safety and distribute helmets 1 0
Total educational activities 14 14
OVERALL NUMBER OF SRTS ACTIVITIES 34 23