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A Guide to Developing Safe Routes to School Maps


Safe Routes To School maps, or Safe Walking Route Maps, show students, families, and school personnel where the safest routes to walk and bike to school are located, using sidewalks, crosswalks, trails, crossing guards, school bike rack locations, and traffic signals.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Community Design, Obesity, Physical Activity, School, Traffic Safety


Institutional Author:

Illinois Department of Transportation





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