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Safe Routes to School Resource Index

The Minnesota Safe Routes to School Online Resource Center was developed to serve as a one-stop shop for people around the state looking for tools and resources to assist with Safe Routes to School efforts. This page contains a variety of tipsheets, guides and other resources in the following categories:

  • About Safe Routes to School
  • Grants & Funding
  • 6 Es of Safe Routes to School
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Encouragement
    • Enforcement
    • Evaluation
    • Equity
  • Safe Routes to School Plans
  • School Resources
  • Policy & Technical Guidance 

About Safe Routes to School

  • Safe Routes to School and Health [.pdf] - physical activity benefits of Safe Routes to School and strategies for measuring those benefits.
  • What is Safe Routes to School? - statistics that explain Safe Routes to School, including traffic congestion, safety, health and obesity, environment and bus transportation costs.

Grants & Funding

6 E’s of Safe Routes to School

Education

Engineering

Encouragement

Enforcement

  • Crossing Guard guide - helps schools, school districts, law enforcement agencies and other entities better understand the roles, rules and guidance for crossing guard selection, placement, training and uniform.
  • Enforcement Tipsheet - learn about Minnesota laws pertaining to walking and biking, who should be involved in enforcement of Safe Routes to School, effective enforcement practices and more.
  • Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center - training center for school and school bus patrols.

Evaluation

Equity

Safe Routes to School Plans

School Resources

  • Classroom Activity Ideas - help students understand the benefits of Safe Routes to School by incorporating walking and biking themes into other classroom subjects.
  • Facilitator’s Guide to Engaging Middle School Youth [.pdf] - practical tools for adult facilitators to support middle school students in the promotion of safe walking, bicycling and public transit use to and from school.
  • Safe Routes to School Handbook - benefits of Safe Routes to School, assembling a Safe Routes to School team, assessing local sidewalks and roadways, examining policies, determining goals, identifying action steps, tracking progress and more.
  • Walk! Bike! Fun! Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum - designed specifically for Minnesota’s schools, this two-part curriculum helps children ages 5 to 13 learn traffic rules and regulations, potential hazards to traveling and handling skills needed to bike and walk.

Policy & Technical Guidance