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
- 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
- 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.
Safe Routes to School Plans
- 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