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Complete Streets

The National Complete Streets Coalition is an initiative of Smart Growth America. Instituting a Complete Streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Learn more at

Guide to Safe Routes to School in Pennsylvania

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs use a variety of education, engineering, and enforcement strategies to make routes safer for children to walk and bicycle to school. This Guide is a central resource for schools, municipalities, community leaders and anyone else seeking resources, materials, training and funding available through the SRTS program. Additional information can be found in various locations within the Safe Routes to School Resource Center website,

Walk Friendly Communities

Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit support for safer, walking environments. The WFC program will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort. Visit to learn more.

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach

This report has been developed by the Institute of Transportation Engineers in response to widespread interest for improving mobility choices and community character through a commitment to creating and enhancing walkable communities. Many agencies can work together to use this approach as a tool for designing urban streets that are compatible with and supportive of the surrounding context and community. A copy is available at:

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for the community?
  • What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?

View community guide to use this interactive online tool.