Safe Routes To School - Research Methodology

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The Public Health Law Center (PHLC) completed a search “safe route” in Westlaw Next and Lexis/Nexis, two legal databases. We searched statutes, regulations, proposed legislation (which included appropriations). We then analyzed each result to identify laws that related directly or indirectly  impacted Safe Routes to School funding and/or programs. We only included the results for the statutes, regulations and passed appropriations on the website.  The search did not include programs that did not use the phrase “safe route.” In addition, the results did not capture funding allocated by executive branches, but not specifically contained as a line-item in the legislatively-passed appropriation.

The search occurred in May-June 2014, and therefore the information may not contain the most recent activity in each state.

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