2020 - Fact Sheet

Standalone Policies to Support Safe Routes to Parks

One way to commit to Safe Routes to Parks and spell out some clear next steps is by creating a strong standalone Safe Routes to Parks policy.

Although incorporating Safe Routes to Parks into existing plans is also effective, a standalone policy shows clear commitment and establishes Safe Routes to Parks as a priority in a community. Standalone Safe Routes to Parks policies can take many forms and include a variety of goals, from articulating support of Safe Routes to Parks to staff directives to develop Safe Routes to Parks plans. Here are three examples of standalone policies that aim to make park access safer and more convenient for all people.