Our Publications

The following publications are produced by the Safe Routes 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 Partnership" in the author field, then select it from the list that appears.

Making Strides:

Physical activity is a fundamental building block for good health, and states have a crucial role in promoting it. States’ actions are essential – enacting laws and policies to support active, healthy lifestyles, devoting staff and planning efforts to physical activity, and ensuring adequate funding for walking, bicycling, and physical activity.

Growing Safe Routes to School in Indian Country

This webinar discusses the opportunities and challenges to advancing Safe Routes to School in tribal communities.

Fact Sheet
Using the Transportation Alternatives Program to Improve Safety and Health in Your Community

This factsheet helps communities understand how to use the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to support healthy community design and active transportation.

Fact Sheet
Walking and Bicycling in Indian Country

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

Fact Sheet
Safe Routes to School Meets Safe Routes to Parks

Communities are working on many strategies to make it easier and safer for people to be physically active. One important place for collaboration and advocacy is around making sure that people can safely walk and bicycle to parks – an approach known as safe routes to parks.

Fact Sheet
The Role of MPOs in Advancing Safe Routes to School through the Transportation Alternatives Program

This brief profiles four MPOs, each of which used a thoughtful and innovative approach to TAP that was ultimately beneficial to the safety of children and families on the trip to and from school. 

Safe Routes to School and Student Leaders:

This guide offers practical tools for adult facilitators to support middle school students in the promotion of safe walking, bicycling, and public transit use to and from school. Student-led campaigns can generate enthusiasm and improve the social conditions for a Safe Routes to School program!

At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity

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. 

Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks

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. 

Fact Sheet
Equity Atlases:

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