2016 - Fact Sheet

Walking and Bicycling in Indian Country

Safe Routes to School in Tribal Communities
January 20, 2016

This brief provides an overview of the unique considerations in implementing Safe Routes to School in tribal communities.

While many strategies for implementing Safe Routes to School in tribal areas are similar to those in other communities, there are some considerations that are more specific to tribal communities that influence strategy selection and implementation. This informational brief highlights three tribal communities in New Mexico, Montana, and Oklahoma that have successfully improved safety for walking and bicycling to school and describes the strategies these communities are using to implement Safe Routes to School and active transportation.

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Authored by: 
Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School