Policy & funding

Urban Neighborhood Assessment

Addresses physical conditions and educational programs with a focus on urban areas. The process includes instructions for marking physical conditions on neighborhood maps.

Authoring Organization: 
Keystone Healthy Routes

Suburban Neighborhood Assessment

Addresses physical conditions and educational programs with a focus on suburban areas. The process includes instructions for marking physical conditions on neighborhood maps.

Authoring Organization: 
Keystone Healthy Routes

Rural Neighborhood Assessment

Addresses physical conditions and educational programs with a focus on rural areas. The process includes instructions for marking physical conditions on neighborhood maps.

Authoring Organization: 
Keystone Healthy Routes

Michigan Safe Routes to School Handbook

Includes a school property assessment, a walking audit, and a bicycling audit that give prompts to help users identify safety concerns and record specific issues on a neighborhood map. Sidewalks and bicycling lanes, street crossings, school zone physical conditions, and motorist behavior are all addressed. A section on how to evaluate areas for students with special needs is included.

Authoring Organization: 
Michigan Fitness Foundation and Michigan DOT with funding from FHWA
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School Zone Traffic Safety Evaluation

Addresses school population characteristics, physical setting, transportation and education issues, and traffic enforcement strategies. An introduction, glossary, instructions, and other supporting materials are included. Some of the information is Colorado-specific.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Department of Transportation

Executive Proclamation

Example of a form letter or resolution for governmental support of a local Safe Routes to School program?

Authoring Organization: 
Howard County, Maryland
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Case Study: Eugene, Oregon

Introduction

Roosevelt Middle School and the surrounding community of Eugene, Oregon, have successfully developed a team of community organizations committed to providing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) for children.  

Authoring Organization: 
The National Center for Safe Routes to School

Case Study: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Before Congress passed the SAFETEA-LU transportation legislation in 2005, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in Las Cruces, NM, adopted Safe Routes to School (SRTS) policies into its transportation plan. "We actually started on the SRTS project prior to the state's SRTS program getting started," said Andy Hume, associate planner for the MPO. "We wrote one of the first action plans in the state."

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Case Study: Holdrege, Nebraska

In spring 2007, Holdrege Public Schools in Holdrege, NE, applied for and received two federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants through the Nebraska Department of Roads' Safe Routes Nebraska program -- one
$167,883 infrastructure grant and one $19,603 non-infrastructure grant.
With these funds, four elementary schools and the city's middle school will benefit from a variety of infrastructure and non-infrastructure improvements.

Authoring Organization: 
The National Center for Safe Routes to School