Practices to Promote Equity in Safe Routes to School Programs

A timeline depicting practices for equitable funding in Safe Routes to School Programs
Figure 1: Practices for Equitable Funding

Applying for and implementing a federally-funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) award can be particularly challenging for low-income communities in need of safe and active transportation programming. SRTS programs in multiple states have adopted several approaches to reduce barriers faced by schools in low-income communities, which span the project timeline from planning to implementation (Figure 1). Given the differences in state programs and policies, HPRC researchers aimed to determine which of these practices for equitable funding were successful in promoting SRTS implementation within vulnerable communities.

See the full report, Examining Practices that Promote Access to Safe Routes to School Programs in Vulnerable Communities.