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On Wednesday, November 30th from 11 am to noon Mountain, the Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a free webinar presented by the Safe Routes Partnership.

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Communities are healthier when people can use and access parks and green spaces. This resource provides actionable strategies and inspiring examples for public health agencies to take an active role in their communities’ Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

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States manage significant funding that can support Safe Routes to Parks.  This factsheet lays out how states can use grant guides and project  election criteria to prioritize projects backed by meaningful community engagement.

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Funding reflects priorities. State funding allocations, grant programs, project selection criteria, and technical assistance programs shape communities across the state. This fact sheet covers how states prioritize goals like equity, local planning, and project implementation by incentivizing actions that move communities toward those goals. It includes examples from multiple states to serve as inspiration and ideas for how to connect these approaches to Safe Routes to Parks initiatives.

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law made many positive changes to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), including a new requirement that states define high-need communities and prioritize them in TAP project selection. Use this factsheet to see how states currently define high-need communities as part of their TAP application process and the variety of opportunities states can use to prioritize and support them.

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Federal funding for local park, trail, and active transportation projects can be transformative for a community! This fact sheet profiles several
federal funding sources that have the potential to support infrastructure improvements that increase access to everyday destinations, especially parks and greenspace.

One of my favorite parts of Safe Routes to School is celebrating community. In my day-to-day work, I’m inspired by stories of Safe Routes programs bringing people together. Parents and engineers going on walk audits. School staff and elected officials celebrating Walk and Roll to School Day. Safe Routes to School coordinators and rotary club members installing new bike racks. Neighbors and non-profits organizing school streets pilot projects.

A couple of weekends ago, I took my son out for a special mom-and-son breakfast. As is typical of a four-year-old, he is on his millionth question of the day when he asks the waiter what his name is.

As ever, the end of the federal fiscal year has been busy with hearings, budget debates, and states running competitions for federal funding. To keep you in the loop across a variety of topics, here are a few headlines related to Safe Routes to School, walking, and bicycling at the federal level.


On Tuesday, October 25th from 11 am - 12 pm MT, the Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a free webinar presented by the Safe Routes Partnership


Safe Routes Partnership is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, October 18th from 2 pm - 3:15 pm ET

By now, we hope you know that every state received a massive influx of funding to the Transportation Alternatives Program, the primary source of federal funding for walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School.

When I reflect on my Hispanic heritage, the first thing I think about is food. I think about the savory aroma of Cuban rice and beans or sweet, syrupy flan. I hear the laughter of my family mixed with our particular brand of Spanglish and the inevitable music that leaves chairs and tables banished to the edges of the room to make way for our dancing.


On Wednesday, October 19th from 2-3 pm ET the Safe Routes Partnership is hosting the first installment of the Walk, Ride, & Roll Webinar Series, Back to Basics: An Introduction to Safe Routes to School.


Check out this new publication, Let the Good Vibes Flow: Staying Active and Connected Through Community Walk & Roll Programs, inspired by Healthy Savannah’s community health and wellness initiative.

As 2022 chugs along, so does the rollout of new funding and programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

USDOT is competing out $1 billion in funding to support communities to plan for and implement strategies that reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries, and it is an opportunity to elevate or re-invigorate Safe Routes to School in your community! With $1B in federal funds available to communities, Safe Routes to School practitioners can collaborate with community leaders to make sure Safe Routes to School is part of the solution to reduce traffic injuries and deaths.


Safe Routes Partnership is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, August 10 at 2 pm ET.

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Understanding the Scores and Grading

The 2022 Making Strides state report cards evaluate each state on key areas for state action to promote and support physical activity. This sheet provides a quick summary of the report cards’ scoring structure, including the indicators and possible points in each of the core topic areas and an example report card showing the different components.


El Diccionario de la Calle es un glosario de terminos del transporte activo desarrollado a lo largo de una década trabajando con hispanohablantes monolingües en todo el estado.