Incorporating Safe Routes to Parks priorities into Complete Streets policies can help shape daily operations and funding decisions, drastically increasing the likelihood of sustainable funding and consistent implementation.
Sometimes the best way to get something done is to get a commitment, in writing, that it will happen. That’s why including Safe Routes to Parks priorities in documents like Complete Streets policies can be an effective strategy to implement and ensure the sustainability of Safe Routes to Parks efforts. Asking your city to take on Safe Routes to Parks as a standalone initiative may be daunting and even out of the question for overcommitted staff with limited funding. Instead, you can find ways that Safe Routes to Parks goals can align with a variety of other transportation and health priorities. This fact sheet will offer suggestions for how to incorporate Safe Routes to Parks strategies and priorities into Complete Streets policies and implementation.