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.
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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. 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.
The City thanks all the school staff, educators, parents, caregivers, and students for their commitment to helping students travel to and from school safely.
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.
- West Side Schools, 2021 Appendix
- Arcade Street SRTS Engineering Study, 2021
- Saint Paul Safe Routes to School Policy Plan, 2017
- Bruce Vento Elementary, 2017 Appendix
- Chelsea Heights Elementary, 2017 Appendix
- Maxfield Elementary, 2018 Appendix
- Randolph-Hamline Schools, 2016 (Cretin-Derham Hall, Expo Elementary, Holy Spirit Elementary and Randolph Heights Elementary)
- Rondo Complex (Benjamin E. Mays School and Capitol Hill School), 2018 Appendix
- Upper Farnsworth Aerospace, 2017 Appendix
- Washington Technology Magnet, 2017
Video: Crossing Safely with Nordy and Mudonna
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."