2018 - Fact Sheet

Safe Routes to Parks Infographic

Everyone deserves safe and easy access to parks, but not all communities have that opportunity. This infographic highlights the features and steps to creating Safe Routes to Parks.

Safe Routes to Parks are of particular concern in communities lacking infrastructure, for example sidewalks, crosswalks, and speed humps to support safe walking and bicycling; where violence and crime are prevalent; and where there are high rates of weight-related diseases or conditions. Safe Routes to Parks aims to improve accessibility for people walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation, creating routes that are safe from traffic and personal danger for people of all ages, abilities, incomes, and races, and ensuring that well-maintained and well-programmed parks are conveniently located within a 10-minute walk.