2019 - Fact Sheet

Safe Routes to Healthy Food: Recommendations for Regional Planning Organizations

No one should have to risk their life walking alongside fast moving traffic or spend two hours on the bus just to get to the grocery store. 

Yet this is the reality for too many people in the United States, and particularly affects people burdened by other challenges, like low income, lack of vehicle access, and unsafe streets. By working toward Safe Routes to Healthy Food, regions can improve safety and convenience for people walking, biking, and taking public transit to get nutritious foods. This fact sheet is intended to help active transportation and healthy food advocates understand why and how to engage regional planning agencies to improve Safe Routes to Healthy Food.