Rural

Resources to help rural communities promote walking, biking, and physical activity.

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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.

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    2015     Fact Sheet
    A Two-Pronged Approach for Improving Walking and Bicycling

    When it comes to walking and bicycling, rural communities can be the best of environments and the worst of environments. Historically, small rural towns were very walkable. With small main streets and compact development, it was easy to walk from place to place while running errands. 

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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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    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.