A new tool from Parks and Trails New York is available for local transportation planners and advocates to determine which intersections pose safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians
Complete Streets One Pager (updated April 2018) document, translated into Spanish. Download Calles Completas
This brief overview (2 pages), developed by the OPCE, provides an overview of complete streets – what they are, common elements, benefits, and policy. CHSC grantees can download and distribute to partners with engagement on complete streets efforts. Download the Complete Streets One Pager
It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure their customers – those who live, work and travel in New York State — have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.
These infographics can be used for Complete Streets education and advocacy.
The Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places online toolkit is a great compendium of strategies for enhancing the built environment.
Building Healthier Communities: Integrating Public Health into Planning is a free online learning course for planning and health professionals. Designed to complement the American Planning Association’s Planners4Health curriculum, the course outlines what planners and public health professionals need to know and how they can connect their work.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently published a fact sheet, Fighting for Equitable Transportation: Why it Matters, that explores why safe and convenient walking and biking matter for low-income communities and communities of color. This fact sheet is a companion resource to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer.
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has created model policy language around physical activity in schools for replication and dissemination. This document is intended for school wellness advocates and school administrators.
This database of the National Conference of State Legislatures is a valuable tool for anyone interested in state-level legislation related to active living and healthy eating. Users can search by state, topic area(s), year, bill type, bill status, and/or bill number. The website also has a text search feature. This database can be used to develop local policy language and check that local policies are in line with state policies.