This fact sheet outlines how Safe Routes to School and Safe Routes to Parks programming and advocacy can align to achieve shared goals and accomplish even more than each could do separately.
Safe Routes to School and Safe Routes to Parks both focus on providing safe, convenient, and healthy ways for people to get to important community destinations. They both intend to improve the mobility and health of the people who need it most, such as children, families, and people without cars. Both efforts specifically focus on low-income and communities of color in order to address histories of underinvestment. Aligning these efforts can support active trips throughout neighborhoods, not just to specific destinations, and ultimately help shift how people get around daily.