Safe Routes to Schools
Safety for people walking and biking is a key priority for our community. To that end, we want to ensure all Saint Paul kids have Safe Routes to Schools. Thanks to a MN Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant, the City of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Public Schools are developing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for Farnsworth Upper, Bruce Vento Elementary, and Chelsea Heights Elementary Schools.
Share your thoughts on opportunities and barriers to safe walking and biking near these schools during three informal open houses:
- Upper Farnsworth, October 10, 4:00-5:30pm
- Bruce Vento Elementary, October 11, 3:00-4:30pm
- Chelsea Heights Elementary, October 26, 3:00-4:30pm
Can’t make any of the meetings, but still want to participate?
To provide information about biking and walking near school, please consider sharing your thoughts on WikiMap – an interactive mapping tool that anyone may contribute to by sharing their experiences of walking and biking in neighborhoods surrounding the school. Users can share routes, barriers, destinations, and ideas for improvement. Please add your thoughts on the area around each school prior to the open house date for each school
Link to WikiMap: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/MnDOT-SRTS4-2016-2017.html
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program helps kids walk and bicycle to school more often, through education and promotional activities and infrastructure improvements to increase safety. Fostered by groups or organizations at the school or community level, SRTS is a comprehensive strategy to instill life-long habits that support physical activity and health. Walking and bicycling to school helps families stay active and healthy, and helps kids arrive to school more focused and ready to learn.