Welcome to the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Coalition website.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The program has been designed to reverse the decline in children walking and bicycling to schools. Safe Routes to School can also play a critical role in reversing the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.
SRTS Minnesota Talking Points - overview and benefits
SRTS Minnesota Resolution
Supporters of SRTS Minnesota
New Minnesota Safe Routes to School Video!
“I tried to ride my bike to school but I didn’t feel safe,” said Patrick Sullivan, student at Mounds View High School.
Patrick and other advocates for Safe Routes to Schools articulate the need for state lawmakers to make the significant investment in safety and health of our children by funding the new Minnesota Safe Routes to School program.
Watch Patrick in this great video that details why Safe Routes to School in Minnesota is so important!
2013 Proposal: Fund Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School program with state bonding dollars and/or appropriations
In the last federal funding cycle MNDOT received 82 applications from local schools requesting $23 million but only $3.8 million was available and awarded to 16 applicants through the federal program.
New SRTS Coalition Facebook Page Launched! Please join us on Facebook—this is a great place for information sharing and opportunities to learn about updates on SRTS-related issues in Minnesota.
Safe Routes to School Grant Applications are due Feb. 15th, 2013.
MnDOT is soliciting applications for SRTS infrastructure and non-infrastructure implementation grants, as well as SRTS planning assistance awards. All applications are due at noon on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. For more details, visit the grants page or go to theMinnesota Department of Transportation Safe Routes To School website.
Questions: Please contact Rachel Callanan.