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UDOT develops app to encourage kids to walk to school
August 12, 2014, 11:32 pm
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HOLLADAY, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) developed a new app to try to get more kids walking to school. Some parents in Holladay have been using the ‘Walking School Bus’ app.

“Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a decrease in the number of kids walking and biking to school by about 65 percent. That`s a big deal,” said Cherissa Wood, UDOT School and Pedestrian Safety Manager.

UDOT came up with the idea for the Walking School Bus app two year ago, after seeing a significant drop in the number of kids walking to and from school.

“It gets groups together, encourages people to walk and for them to feel like their kids are safe walking to school,” said Darci Hall, a parent of two children at Howard Driggs Elementary,
Hall will be in charge of walking the group of kids whose parents have…

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