Safe Routes to School Briefing Sheets

These briefings sheets were developed with funding support from the National Center for Safe Routes to School. The briefing sheets are intended for use by transportation engineers and planners to support their active participation in the development and implementation of Safe Routes to School programs and activities. If you have questions about the briefing sheets, please contact Aliyah N. Horton at

  1. Introduction
  2. School Site Selection and Off-site Access
  3. Walking and Bicycling Audits
  4. School Route Maps
  5. Strategies to Improve Traffic Operations and Safety
  6. School On-site Design
  7. School Area Traffic Control
  8. Reduced School Area Speed Limits
  9. The Use of Traffic Calming Near Schools