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.  

To learn more about Safe Routes to School in Saint Paul, please contact:

Jimmy Shoemaker


The City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, MnDOT, and Ramsey County support the city's Safe Routes to School program. Along with partners, city staff pursue grant and funding opportunities that help build sidewalks, bikeways, and traffic calming near schools. THe City of Saint Paul has worked with SPPS to create Safe Routes to School Plans for seventeen 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. 

The City thanks Saint Paul Public Schools, and all the school staff, educators, parents, caregivers, and students for their commitment to helping students travel to and from school safely. 

SRTS Plans

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


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."

Last Edited: October 4, 2023