Priority Populations

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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.

  • 2014    Fact Sheet
    The Nuts & Bolts of Improving Health through Shared Use in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    Communities across the country suffer from insufficient physical activity and a lack of access to physical activity opportunities. Shared use can be a simple solution to increase physical activity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

  • 2014    Fact Sheet
    Safe Routes to School in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    As the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have a key stake in the transformation of American streets. 

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    2016    Fact Sheet
    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. 

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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

    In over 17,000 schools around the country, these programs are making it easier and safer for students to be healthy by walking or bicycling to school. 

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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. 

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    2016    Fact Sheet
    Safe Routes to School in Tribal Communities

    This brief provides an overview of the unique considerations in implementing Safe Routes to School in tribal communities.