2021 - Report

Investing in Health, Safety, and Mobility: A Report on State Funding for Walking, Bicycling, and Safe Routes to School

This report includes an analysis of the amounts of funding each state dedicates to walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School and the source of these funds. Case studies and suggestions are provided for how states can develop funding streams that are dedicated to walking, bicycling, and/or Safe Routes to School.

The purpose of this report is to provide background, initial data, and promising examples of state funding opportunities to support walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School.  Agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in advancing walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School projects and policies can use this report to identify emerging strategies for transportation funding in their states through the lens of public health and equity: shifting toward a less car-centric and more human-centered balance in transportation investments, one that support streets designed for people walking, bicycling, rolling, taking transit, or driving cars.