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Table 2 Features and simulated results for four scenarios with different school location and catchment area policies

From: Using an agent-based model to simulate children’s active travel to school

Scenario Scenario features Simulated results
  School location Definition of catchment area Children walking to school (%) Percent distribution of children by distance to school (in miles)
     <0.25 0.25-0.5 0.5-1 1-2 > = 2
Baseline (B) Evenly distributed Children attend nearest school 10.9 2.2 5.8 23.9 59.5 8.7
S1 Randomly located across the whole city Same as baseline 8.4 2.0 5.1 17.8 42.9 32.3
S2 The city is divided to four school zones of equal size, and the school is randomly located within the zone Attend school within the same zone 8.2 1.9 4.9 15.7 40.9 36.6
S3 Same as S2 Same as baseline 9.5 2.0 5.6 19.0 49.3 24.3