TAM releases 2008-2009 Crossing Guard Program Evaluation Report
The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) has released a yearly evaluation report showing 96% approval for their popular Crossing Guard Program, funded by Measure A.
For the 2008-2009 school year, Measure A funded crossing guards stationed at 63 locations at critical intersections near schools. The program evaluation report also shows that the crossing guard program has been successful in encouraging school children to walk and ride their bicycles to school. Approximately 1/3 of students who switched from being driven to biking or walking to school cited the presence of crossing guards supported their decision to walk or bike. You can read the the full report on the TAM website here, or visit the report through the Project & Program Reports page of the WalkBikeMarin Resource Library.
The TAM Crossing Guard Program was authorized in 2005 to staff trained crossing guards at busy intersections near schools in Marin County. The program is funded by the half-cent Marin County Transportation Sales Tax, Measure A. An overview of the Crossing Guard program available on the Crossing Guard project page on the TAM website.
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