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Engineering

Engineering refers to creating operational and physical improvements to the infrastructure surrounding schools that reduce speeds and potential conflicts with motor vehicle traffic, and establish safer and fully accessible crossings, walkways, trails and bikeways.

Many of our communities were not designed to be safe and comfortable for people walking and bicycling. Walkability and bikeability audits can help identify areas around your school in need of upgrades such as crosswalks, signals, or bike facilities. Once problem areas are identified, communities work with local governments to prioritize local funding for improvements or apply for funding through MnDOT’s SRTS grant process or other sources.