Equity

The Safe Routes Partnership focuses on social and health equity to ensure that underserved communities and schools are able to advance Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and healthy community design. These publications explore topics related to equity and transportation, as well as resources specifically geared toward communities working to support health for underserved children, low-income children, children of color, recent immigrants and children with disabilities.

Fact Sheet
Fighting For Equitable Transportation: Why It Matters

This fact sheet is a companion to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer. 

Evaluation, Report
Safe Routes to School–Local School Project:
A health evaluation at 10 low-income schools

The Safe Routes Partnership in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and PPH Partners, released the report, Safe Routes to School - Local School Project: A health evaluation at 10 low-income schools. This comprehensive report analyzes the ten schools from the Local School Project.

Fact Sheet
Equity Atlases:
How Data and Maps Can Illuminate Transportation and Equity

This fact sheet is a companion to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer. 

Evaluation, Report
Safe Routes to School Local School Project Evaluation Report

This report presents the results, lessons learned and recommendations identified during the Project’s 20-month period. The Project involved a review of the relevant literature, development of a logic model, design and implementation of data collection tools, analysis of findings, and establishment of conclusions and recommendations.

Report
Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks
How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime

This report provides a primer for Safe Routes to School professionals looking to address community safety threats that may discourage or endanger students walking or bicycling to school. 

Toolkit, Case Study
Implementing Safe Routes to School in Low-Income Schools and Communities:
A Resource Guide for Volunteers and Professionals

The Safe Routes Partnership has developed a Low-Income Guide for assisting volunteers and professionals with implementing Safe Routes to School in low-income schools and communities. 

Report
At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity
Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer

This report explores the complexities of equitable active transportation and the issues that arise at the junction of efforts to advance walking and bicycling and work to increase health, fairness, and opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color. 

Fact Sheet
Using Safe Routes to School to Combat the Threat of Violence

In some communities, the danger of violence and crime discourages children from walking to school and keeps people off the street, limiting physical activity and restricting errands and trips. Using a framework known as the “Six E’s,” we identify specific kinds of actions that can combat violence and support Safe Routes to School.

Toolkit
Rural Communities:
Best Practices and Promising Approaches for Safe Routes

Safe Routes to School programs can succeed in rural areas. But ensuring that schoolchildren can get the benefits of walking and bicycling to school in rural communities requires dealing with some challenges and barriers that may be different than in other areas.

Fact Sheet
Personal Safety In Safe Routes to School:
Addressing Violence and Crime in Your Community

This fact sheet is a companion to Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks: How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime.