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Safe Routes to School


Safe walking and bicycling to school and other neighborhood destinations is one benefit of active communities, places where people of all ages and abilities can get to where they want to go without relying only on a car.  In active communities, people feel safe to walk, want to bicycle, and have destinations within short distances. 

Active communities offer access to a public transportation network that can take residents to locations beyond easy walking or biking distance.  They have an active transportation infrastructure that includes sidewalks, bicycle lanes or paths, and safe street crossings. 

The resources listed to the right are intended to help local city, county and school leaders access tools and information they can use to support safe walking and biking options for students and other residents.

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