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.

Fact Sheet, Report
Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Health 101

This report provides an introduction to MPOs for those who want to better understand regional planning and how to influence it to benefit health, active transportation, and equity.

Toolkit
Moving DC to Zero: Championing Community and Change East of the River

Making sure that community members can travel safely by foot, bus, or bike to get to where they need to go is an essential part of a healthy community. As a result, it is important that the concept of Vision Zero be fully implemented in every part of District of Columbia.

Fact Sheet
Safe Routes to Parks Evaluation Guide: Steps and Tips to Assess and Inform Efforts to Improve Park Access

Evaluation is a critical step to help programs assess the impact and effectiveness of your efforts to improve safe and equitable access to parks.

Fact Sheet, Report
Metropolitan Planning Organizations & Health 201: Best Practices & Promising Opportunities for Health

This report provides an overview of beneficial approaches taken by MPOs to advance health, support walking and biking, and create more equitable communities.

Fact Sheet
A Checklist for Facilitating Community Engagement During Safe Routes to Parks Visioning Activities

Community engagement is most effective when residents are involved in ongoing, collaborative efforts to improve walking, biking, and access to parks.

Fact Sheet, Case Study
At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Safe Routes to School in Muscoy, CA

Grassroots organizing takes root as community members and advocates in Muscoy, CA worked together to achieve wins for walking, biking, and Safe Routes to School.

Fact Sheet, Case Study
Bringing Safe Routes to School to the Modesto Airport Neighborhood

The Modesto Airport Neighborhood is a suburban community in the Central Valley that had not historically received much in the way of Safe Routes to School investment and attention. 

Fact Sheet
"But How Will We Pay For It?" Active Transportation Funding Mechanisms: Municipal Bonds 101

This fact sheet explains one way to fund active transportation improvements: bonds. It covers what bonds are, how they can be used to pay for active transportation infrastructure, and provides advice for advocates interested in using this method to pay for active transportation.

Advocating for Safer Streets on Salem's First Family-Friendly Neighborhood Greenway

The city of Salem, Oregon has increasingly recognized the important role of biking and walking as a way of getting around the city.

Case Study
Equity and Safety in Portland’s Regional Transportation Plan

Portland has a reputation as being one of the best cities for biking in the country. But while investments over the past several decades have been focused on downtown and affluent close-in neighborhoods, low-income communities and communities of color in the greater Portland region have been historically marginalized and underinvested in.