ERIC Number: ED035211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Location of Primary Schools: Some Planning Implications.
Levin, P. H.; Bruce, A. J.
This paper describes a study of existing distributions of elementary schools and dwellings, main roads, and local shops, for two Hertfordshire, England, towns. The effects of these factors on the mode of travel of school children, road accidents to child pedestrians, and the shape and mobility of catchment areas were all investigated. Based on the information gained, a reassessment is made of some long-standing assumptions regarding catchment areas; a number of propositions are yielded for use both in reaching planning decisions and in predicting the consequences for the primary education system of decisions on other considerations. (FS)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Pedestrian Traffic, School Location, School Planning, School Safety, Student Transportation
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts (England). Building Research Station.
Identifiers: Building Research Station (England)
Note: Reprinted from: Journal of the Town Planning Institute, 1968, Vol 54(2), February, pp56-66