here at bike provo safe routes to school are things we work to promote as cycling should be safe for all ages. however these efforts for safe routes to school according to recent studies show that the benefits of safe routes to school extend beyond just safety. according to a survey of 20,000 danish children who cycled or walked to school, rather than traveling by car or public transportation, performed measurably better on tasks demanding concentration, such as solving puzzles, and that the effects lasted for up to four hours after they got to school. moreover this connection fo cycling to school was noted to benefit a 3rd graders concentration to the equivalent of “someone half a year further in their studies”. with connection as strong as this the benefit of providing safe routes to school becomes more apparent.