2020 - Fact Sheet

Boosting Active Transportation Through Regional Transportation Plans

For active transportation and Safe Routes advocates, the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) planning process offers critical opportunities influence a region’s long-term commitment to active transportation and transit, and to actually ensure that funding goes to specific biking, walking, and transit projects.

Regional policies have a profound impact on the safety, convenience, and ability of children to be able to walk and bicycle to schools and be more physically active in daily life. This fact sheet draws on our extensive experience focusing on policy work at the federal level to lay out success stories, best practices, and resources for anyone looking to ensure a region-wide commitment to safer, more convenient streets for biking and walking.

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