Equity in Safe Routes to Parks

This series of fact sheets offers ideas and examples of strategies to advance equity in every stage of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework.

Everyone deserves safe and easy access to parks, but not all people and neighborhoods have that opportunity. Safe Routes to Parks is especially important in communities lacking infrastructure, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and speed humps, to support safe walking and bicycling; where violence and crime are prevalent; and where there are high rates of weight-related diseases or conditions. Improving safe park access requires thoughtful assessment and inclusion of strategies aimed at overcoming these injustices in each stage of a community’s Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

Each fact sheet highlights equity in a specific stage of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework: Engagement, Planning, Implementation, Sustainability, and Assessment.

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