Health Equity Considerations
PedNet’s Safe Routes to School program is implemented in Columbia, MO public and private schools. In 2011-12, the racial breakdown of the Columbia School District student population was 63% White, 20% Black, 6% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 6% Multi. The racial/ethnic representation of students participating in the SRtoS program is unclear. However, PedNet intentionally reaches out to low-income schools and neighborhoods and partners with the Columbia Housing Authority to provide the Walking School Bus to children living in public housing.