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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Transportation plays a critical role in the health and economic development of a metropolitan area. When people have the ability to walk, bike, or take transit safely to a destination, the whole region benefits from healthier people, better air quality, and reduced traffic fatalities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
In California, communities with populations that are predominantly Latinx and low-income suffer the greatest burden of pollution and bad air quality, in addition to lacking infrastructure that makes streets safe for walking and biking. Yet for many residents, walking or taking transit...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Health impact assessments are a useful tool to help make the case for the many benefits of safe routes and park access. Decisionmakers often want data to help weigh costs and benefits of a change. This factsheet can help advocates engage stakeholders and gather data in support of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Association of City Transportation Officials
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Most vehicle-bike conflicts occur at intersections, making intersection design a critical component of streets that are safe for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This guide provides recommendations regarding protected bike intersections, dedicated bike intersections, minor street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Food
No one should have to risk their life or spend hundreds of hours a year traveling simply to access healthy food. In too many neighborhoods and communities, local stores do not sell fresh produce or other healthy options, and transportation obstacles make getting to healthy foods dangerous,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Arizona
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Spaces
The City of Phoenix has become a model of Lean Governing, demonstrating the benefits of community revitalization when a municipality enables and encourages the work of creative entrepreneurs, small developers, neighborhood leaders, and community organizations. Along the way, it has...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report provides an introduction to metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) for those who want to influence regional planning to benefit health, active transportation, and equity. The report details the structure of MPOs, the relationship between MPOs and other agencies and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
States have a serious responsibility to enact policies and practices and implement programs to ensure significant benefit for residents’ health. Using state report cards, this report assesses how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Increasing walking and bicycling improves health and livability for community members. Cities and counties that go about making improvements to walking and bicycling in their communities must make sure that improvements are well-thought out, community supported, and effective. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
The Engineering Solutions Guide presents street design strategies to address traffic safety concerns commonly identified in school areas and along the routes to school. The guide includes evidence-based strategies that keep children safe by constructing streets, sidewalks, and paths...

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