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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National Safe Routes to School Task Force Report

The National Safe Routes to School Task Force has released its final report, Safe Routes to School: A Transportation Legacy — A National Strategy to Increase Safety and Physical Activity among American Youth (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Authoring Organization: 
National Safe Routes to School Task Force
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