Safe Routes to School

Schools are at the heart of our community, and people of all ages should be able to safely walk, bike, or take transit to school.

Support Walk to School Day

Volunteer for Walk to School Day! It's easy, it's fun, and it's fast. Thirteen Saint Paul Public Schools are planning events in honor of Walk to School Day. School buses will drop kids off at sites 2-3 blocks from their school and all students will walk into school together. Adults are needed to help students cross the street safely on their walk to school.

Contact Carol Grady, at carol.grady@spps.org or 651.744.7834 to sign up to volunteer. Schools needing volunteers are listed below.

Phalen Lake Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

John A Johnson Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Maxfield Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Highwood Hills Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Crossroads Elementary | May 16 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Bruce Vento Elementary | May 7, May 21, June 4 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Chelsea Heights Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Expo Elementary | May 8 | 7:45 - 8:30 am

Groveland Park Elementary | May 8 | 8:45 - 9:30 am

About Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a nationwide effort to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. Safe Routes to School benefits students and communities. Walking or biking to and from school is an easy way for kids to get exercise, stay healthy, and arrive at school ready to learn. More kids walking and bicycling to school reduces traffic and air pollution near schools and helps to unite neighborhoods.  

Partnership

The City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, MnDOT, and Ramsey County support the city's Safe Routes to School program. Our efforts have recently brought over $1.3 Million in federal and state funding to improve walking safety near Washington Technology Magnet School and Expo Elementary. Saint Paul has also created Safe Routes to School Plans for seven public schools, as well as a Citywide Safe Routes to School Policy Plan. When we work together, we create better outcomes for all kids in Saint Paul. 

SRTS Plans

Completed SRTS plans are listed below. The City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, and Ramsey County actively collaborate to implement Safe Routes to Schools in neighborhoods throughout Saint Paul.

Resources

Video: Crossing Safely with Nordy and Mudonna

Kids walking to school

St. Paul students told us they like walking to school because... 

    "I like to look up at airplanes."

    "I like to see trees."

    "I like to get exercise."

    "I like just being alone."