Walking and Bicycling in Indian Country: Safe Routes to School in Tribal Communities

Across the country, towns and cities of all sizes are improving community health and safety and reducing negative effects on the environment through programs and policies that increase walking and bicycling for children and adults. Like other communities, tribal communities have much to gain from increasing active transportation. At the same time, they experience particular challenges to implementing infrastructure, programmatic, and policy changes to support active transportation. This informational brief provides an overview of some of the considerations unique to implementing Safe Routes to School in tribal communities, highlights strategies that tribal communities are using to provide support for walking and bicycling to school, and showcases tribal communities that have successfully improved safety for walking and bicycling to school.


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