Equity

The National Partnership focuses on social and health equity to ensure that underserved communities and schools are able to advance Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and healthy community design. These publications explore topics related to equity and transportation, as well as resources specifically geared toward communities working to support health for underserved children, low-income children, children of color, recent immigrants and children with disabilities.

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    2010     Evaluation, Report
    A health evaluation at 10 low-income schools

    The Safe Routes to School National Partnership in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and PPH Partners, released the report, Safe Routes to School - Local School Project: A health evaluation at 10 low-income schools. This comprehensive report analyzes the ten schools from the Local School Project.

  • 2010     Evaluation, Report

    This report presents the results, lessons learned and recommendations identified during the Project’s 20-month period. The Project involved a review of the relevant literature, development of a logic model, design and implementation of data collection tools, analysis of findings, and establishment of conclusions and recommendations.

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    2010     Toolkit, Case Study
    A Resource Guide for Volunteers and Professionals

    The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has developed a Low-Income Guide for assisting volunteers and professionals with implementing Safe Routes to School in low-income schools and communities. 

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    2014     Fact Sheet

    In some communities, the danger of violence and crime discourages children from walking to school and keeps people off the street, limiting physical activity and restricting errands and trips. Using a framework known as the “Six E’s,” we identify specific kinds of actions that can combat violence and support Safe Routes to School.

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    2015     Toolkit
    Best Practices and Promising Approaches for Safe Routes

    Safe Routes to School programs can succeed in rural areas. But ensuring that schoolchildren can get the benefits of walking and bicycling to school in rural communities requires dealing with some challenges and barriers that may be different than in other areas.

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    2015     Fact Sheet
    Addressing Violence and Crime in Your Community

    This fact sheet is a companion to Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks: How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime.

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    2015     Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet is a companion to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer. 

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    2015     Fact Sheet
    How Data and Maps Can Illuminate Transportation and Equity

    This fact sheet is a companion to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer. 

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    2015     Report
    How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime

    This report provides a primer for Safe Routes to School professionals looking to address community safety threats that may discourage or endanger students walking or bicycling to school. 

  • At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity
    2015     Report
    Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer

    This report explores the complexities of equitable active transportation and the issues that arise at the junction of efforts to advance walking and bicycling and work to increase health, fairness, and opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color.