Browse: Shared Use

These resources can help school districts and municipal organizations make use of playgrounds, fields, and gymnasiums that would otherwise not be open after hours for sports, exercise classes, or other types of activity. Shared use allows for a more efficient use of public space and money, and is an inexpensive strategy against childhood obesity, particularly in lower income communities. Click here to learn more about our National Shared Use Task Force, Shared Use Ambassadors, Shared Use Resolution, and other resources.

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December 2, 2020
Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program 2020 participants share about their work and how they shifted their activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet provides a quick summary of the report cards' scoring structure, including the indicators and possible points in each of the core topic areas and an example report card showing the different components.

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

A Community Bike Swap is a way to refurbish and redistribute community bikes. It engages participants to find bikes that fit them or their children better and is a low to no-cost way to encourage bicycle ridership when paired with other education or promotional events/rides or  otherwise.

Case Studies

These new resources tell the stories of state- and local-level campaign wins for active transportation funding, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and environmental justice policies. 

Model Policies

Grassroots efforts to improve equitable access to swimming facilities in a low-income neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minn. (10.5% Latino), spurred a formalized Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


CounterPoint is a transportation planning and measurement tool designed in 2013, to make traffic counting global, fun, easy, and inclusive for all ages and disciplines. 

Journal Articles

This article by building design and construction design includes successful examples of joint use in Santa Ana, CA; Canton, OH and Wheaton, Ill.