August 25, 2014 – Seattle, WA
Today, the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (www.copcwa.org) released results of a statewide telephone poll showing that 84 percent of Washington State voters believe that funding to keep children safe from traffic and physically active should be a part of transportation spending in the state.
Funding for the survey was made possible through a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Heart Association, empowering advocates to take action in their communities and improve health of children across the nation. (www.voicesforhealthykids.org).
The 506 interviews completed statewide between May 28 and June 2, 2014, captured opinions about children walking and biking to school in general, as well as Safe Routes to School projects currently funded by the state.
For more information on the poll results, please see:
- Press release from the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition on SRTS Survey
- Powerpoint Summarizing Poll Findings
COPC has been a longtime supporter of expanding walking and biking routes for children and families – communities that walk and bike more are healthier communities.
For more information on Safe Routes to School projects, funding and success stories in Washington state, visit: