This article describes how community need was addressed through a traffic calming pop-up event in rural Arkansas. The event was conducted on routes connecting a neighborhood, two schools, and a municipal park. A brief survey assessed safety concerns of parents and/or guardians related to children walking or biking to school. Prior to the event, parents/guardians reported it was not safe for their children to walk or bike to school; however, the majority agreed the event made the area safer. Small-scale traffic calming events can provide evidence to stakeholders that built environment changes are an important childhood obesity prevention strategy in rural Extension work.
Spear, M. J.,
McElfish, P. A.,
Long, C. R.,
Balis, L. E.
Results of a Rural Traffic Calming Event to Promote Physical Activity.
The Journal of Extension, 60(2), Article 18.