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Table 1 Parental feasibility towards implementation of drop-off spots

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of drop-off spots to promote walking to school

   School
  All (n = 216) Suburban (n = 56) Urban (n = 160)
  % agree % agree % agree
Benefits 1    
Implementing a drop-off spot will be beneficial to children’s health 78.9 80.0 78.5
Children will enjoy the intervention 57.5 71.4a 52.5
Children will have more social contact because of the intervention 89.7 92.7 88.6
I will save time when a drop-off spot will be implemented 68.3 45.5a 76.5
Barriers 2    
Weather 58.3 64.3 56.3
Lack of time 34.7 19.6 40.0
Environment 1    
Only a kiss and ride space should be available when implementing a drop-off spot 75.4 83.6 72.4
There should be green space in the surroundings of the drop-off spot 78.9 75.9 80.0
There should be no busy road in the surrounding of the drop-off spot 91.9 96.4 90.4
The drop-off spot should be separated from the road (not only on sidewalk just next to the road) 95.2 92.5 96.1
It is necessary that children do not have to cross over along the route from the drop-off spot to school 87.0 90.7 85.7
The location of the drop-off spot should be on the route to parent’s work 90.8 83.0 a 93.5
Use    
Is adult supervision necessary when arriving at the drop-off spot?    
  Never 0.9 0.0 1.3
  Sometimes 13.7 14.3 13.5
  Often 9.0 8.9 9.0
  Always 76.4 76.8 76.3
Is adult supervision necessary during the route to school?    
  No 4.2 8.9 2.6
  Yes, for all children 45.8 42.9 46.8
  Yes, but only for youngest children (6-9 years) 50.0 48.2 50.6
When (time of the day) would you use a drop-off spot?    
  Never 6.2 9.3 5.1
Only before school 15.2 13.0 16.0
Only after school 5.7 5.6 5.8
Before and after school 72.9 72.2 73.1
When (time of the year) would you use a drop-off spot?    
Never 35.0 31.5a 36.2
Entire school year 30.0 24.1a 32.2
Spring/Summer 29.1 42.6a 24.2
Autumn/Winter 5.9 1.9a 7.4
  1. 1scored on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from totally disagree to totally agree (% of response options `rather agree + totally agree’ shown in table).
  2. 2scored yes/no (% of response option `yes’ shown in table).
  3. asignificantly different from urban school.