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Resources to Support SRTS Planning

Starting a Safe Routes to School Team

Gathering a SRTS team is a great way to get started with SRTS programs or planning. This tipsheet provides ways to get started.

Engaging Stakeholders in the SRTS Planning Process

The document Engaging Stakeholders in the SRTS Planning Process provides information to help local SRTS teams engage community members in a program or planning process.

Model Policies Tipsheet

SRTS planning provides an opportunity to review local policies that support walking and biking to school. This tipsheet covers policy ideas for all of the 5 Es.

Walk Audits Tipsheet

A Safe Routes to School walk audit is a field visit to a school neighborhood to observe travel behavior (how drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists interact with each other and the built environment), to document existing infrastructure, and to identify safety conditions that need improvement. The walk audit tipsheet has info to get you started today.

SRTS Neighborhood Assessment

Communities should use the SRTS Neighborhood Assessment to evaluate and summarize the current conditions that impact youth’s ability to walk and bicycle to school safely. Data from the evaluations will be stored and tracked by MnDOT to develop a better understanding of statewide conditions for youth walking and bicycling to school.

SRTS Neighborhood Assessments are required for all SRTS plans funded by MnDOT and are strongly encouraged for all communities working to support SRTS. To use the assessment tool, review and complete the SRTS Neighborhood Assessment Guide (PDF, 2.88 MB) and then complete the SRTS Assessment Tool online survey to record and submit answers.

Looking for more planning resources?
  • Find resources and ideas for your plan under the 5 E's pages
  • Check out the current programs map for a list of schools with plans
  • And perhaps the best resource...contact your local regional planning organization for information specific to your region