Our Publications

The following publications are produced by the National Partnership for use in advancing Safe Routes to School, active transportation, and shared use in all communities. To search for a publication on a specific topic, use the advanced search tool and start typing in "Safe Routes to School National Partnership" in the author field, then select it from the list that appears.

2018    Fact Sheet

Learn about how parents and families can get involved in Safe Routes to School, though data collection, school and neighborhood improvements, policy change, and programs to enable and encourage more walking and bicycling.

2018    Toolkit
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Volunteers are often crucial to the success and sustainability of a Safe Routes to School program. These people give their time and skills to support students and schools. 

2018    Toolkit
How to Get a Bike Train Rolling at Your School

As more and more people are bicycling in the United States, a bike train can be a strong part of a larger Safe Routes to School program, initiatives that thousands of communities across the nation are establishing.

2018

This handout covers frequently asked questions for starting a bike train program. This resource is great for school staff and principals!

2018    Fact Sheet

Planning a WSB might seem complicated, but resources are available to get you started on the right foot. This handout includes FAQs for starting your WSB, this resource is intended for school adminstrators, principals, teachers, and parents.

2018    Toolkit
A Toolkit for Planning and Conducting a Walk Audit

Walk audits can be informal and casual, or can include city councilmembers, traffic engineers, and detailed forms. In this toolkit, we give you the tools to hold your own walk audit that will help you achieve the goals of your community.

2018    Fact Sheet

Walk audits are a great tool to gather information about street conditions, engage community members, and inform planning and traffic safety projects. Through walk audits, you can help improve walking, health, and quality of life in your community!

2018    Toolkit

Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended daily physical activity for children and youth. This guide will help you create maps of recommended routes for students to walk with their families or in groups.

2017    Report

This report looks at the cost savings and economic benefits of investments in active transportation and Safe Routes to School—including medical cost savings from improving safety, reducing costs of obesity due to increased physical activity, and increases in economic benefits such as increased rents or property values, tourism revenue, and more jobs.

2017    Fact Sheet

In too many neighborhoods, local stores carry no fresh produce or other healthy options, but getting to healthy foods is dangerous and inconvenient due to unsafe walking conditions and lack of access to public transit or private vehicles.

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