Browse: Safe Routes to School

Explore case studies, reports, evaluations, and more resources that can help you start a Safe Routes to School program or improve existing programs to get more students walking and bicycling to school safely.

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Webinars

July 9, 2020

Join this webinar to learn about the Safe Routes Partnership’s updated state report cards and report, Making Strides: 2020 State Report Cards on Support for Walking,Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities.

Fact Sheets

Safe Routes to School improves sidewalks and street crossings and creates safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from school. The CDC has recognized Safe Routes to School as one of a handful of programs that are cost-effective and show significant population health impacts within five years.

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

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We’ve developed state report cards which provide a snapshot of how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and adults as of 2020.

Case Studies

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The Modesto Airport Neighborhood is a suburban community in the Central Valley that had not historically received much in the way of Safe Routes to School investment and attention. 

Model Policies

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This tool is designed to help school board members, administrators, families of students, and community members create and implement district policies that support active transportation and Safe Routes to School programs. 

Websites

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This is a crowdsourced photo library featuring walking and rolling to schools, parks, and around the community in all types of weather - rainy, gusty, snowy, and sunny!

Journal Articles

Key takeaway:

  • Bicycle trains significantly increase children’s cycling to school and overall daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).