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.

2015    Fact Sheet
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In over 17,000 schools around the country, these programs are making it easier and safer for students to be healthy by walking or bicycling to school. 

2015    Toolkit
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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.

2015    Fact Sheet

This resource is designed to address the variance in terminlogies when referring to shared use. 

2015    Fact Sheet

This resource is designed to address some of the most frequently asked questions that arise while adopting shared use policy or implementing shared use agreements.

2015    Fact Sheet
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A Two-Pronged Approach for Improving Walking and Bicycling

When it comes to walking and bicycling, rural communities can be the best of environments and the worst of environments. Historically, small rural towns were very walkable. With small main streets and compact development, it was easy to walk from place to place while running errands. 

2015    Fact Sheet
A Review of the Research

The rate of childhood obesity has increased four-fold over the past forty years, leading to serious health risks for children. 

2015    Report
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Writing the Next Chapter of its Transportation Legacy

The report considers the state of walking and bicycling infrastructure in North Carolina, citing inequitable safety statistics for non-motorized transportation and focusing on state funding levels that fall far below what is needed for bicycle and pedestrian improvements or what is promised through state-level policy.

2014    Evaluation, Report, Case Study
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Building a Culture of Health Through Active Transportation

This report is an account of positive changes that occur when broad groups of stakeholders work together on behalf of our children.  Community groups and individuals helped galvanize the call for these changes, demonstrating broad support for active transportation.  

2014    Report, Case Study
A compilation of Lessons Learned from the Regional Network Project

This report provides guidance in working with MPOs and highlights lessons learned in the regions where the Safe Routes Partnership has concentrated efforts through the four-year implementation of the regional network project, which dedicates staff to effect change at the regional level. 

2014    Fact Sheet

Many questions may arise for communities working on shared use. This resource is desigend to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.