Policy & funding

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).

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National Safe Routes to School Task Force
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Case Study: Auburn, WA

In 1995, the Auburn School District linked concerns about the high cost of transportation and increased childhood obesity to create cooperation that has led to 20 percent of its district's students walking to school.

Case Study: Montpelier, VT

The community of Montpelier, VT, is promoting a different "Way To Go."

Case Study: Winston-Salem, NC

Sherwood Forest Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC, is making strides in its efforts to encourage safe walking to school thanks to strong parent involvement, collaboration with the City of Winston-Salem and donations from local businesses.

10 Tips for Safe Routes to School Programs and Liability

This tip sheet offers guidance for liability issues with walking or bicycling to school.

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National Center for Safe Routes to School
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When must a driver yield at a crosswalk for a pedestrian?

The law regarding what a motorist is required to do when approaching a crosswalk where a pedestrian is present varies state by state. In some states, the law requires the motorist to yield, and in other states the motorist is required to stop.

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