2016 - Fact Sheet

Safe Routes to School in Small Rural Communities

Challenges and Strategies to Accessing Funding

This infobrief describes state outreach, technical assistance, and partnership approaches that support rural communities and highlights two communities that have successfully used federal funds to improve safety and accessibility for walking and bicycling. 

Many rural communities face barriers to implementing active transportation projects including accessing funding. A new information brief produced by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and written by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership provides an overview of challenges and strategies to implementing Safe Routes to School in small rural communities. It describes state outreach, technical assistance, and partnership approaches that support rural communities and highlights two communities that have successfully used federal funds to improve safety and accessibility for walking and bicycling.

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Authored by: 
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
National Center for Safe Routes to School