Our Publications

The following publications are produced by the Safe Routes Partnership for use in advancing Safe Routes to School, active transportation, and shared use in all communities. To search for a publication on a specific topic, use the advanced search tool and start typing in "Safe Routes Partnership" in the author field, then select it from the list that appears.

Case Study
Large Trucks, Little Children

In this case study, we explore how economic growth and poor land use planning are contributing to the decline in community health for the Inland Valley, especially for low-income people and communities of color in the region.

Promoting Shared Use

Shared use is a tool that property owners can use to fill a need in their community for recreational facilities and increase opportunities for physical activity. This guide covers two types of promotion: promoting your shared use space to program providers and promoting the activities and programs to community members.

Fact Sheet
Walk to School Day

When kids walk to school, they improve their health, gain independence and confidence, and arrive at school ready to learn. A Walk to School Day event is a simple starting place for getting students started safely walking to school, and introducing schools, families, and community groups to Safe Routes to School.

Safe Routes to School Messaging for Pros

This toolkit provides school districts and schools with guidance and resources for a comprehensive communications strategy that supports Safe Routes to School.

Fact Sheet
Frequent Routes to Funding

This fact sheet describes key steps to ensure your program is well positioned for funding, provides ideas for where to look for funding, and highlights the breadth of funding sources that programs from around the country are currently accessing.

Fact Sheet
Putting the "Safe" in Safe Routes to Parks

This fact sheet highlights the importance of improving personal safety from crime and violence in order to promote park access. 

Fact Sheet
Safe Routes to Parks Walk Audit Toolkit

This toolkit can help communities and residents participate to make their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets to parks real.

Fact Sheet
How to Use Your State's Report Card on Walking, Biking, and Physical Activity

This fact sheet provides tips on how to use your state's report card.

Fact Sheet
Making Strides: Understanding the Scores and Grading

This fact sheet provides a quick summary of the report cards' scoring structure, including the indicators and possible points in each of the core topic areas and an example report card showing the different components.

Fact Sheet
Engaging Students with Disabilities in Safe Routes to School

A new infobrief provides information for Safe Routes to School staff, volunteers, or program leaders on how to plan and develop a program that considers and meets the needs of students with disabilities.