Schools will receive expert assistance to complete a Safe Routes to School plan, which will analyze existing conditions, gather public input and identify potential infrastructure and non-infrastructure solutions. Contact us with questions.
SRTS plans have been used successfully to identify barriers and opportunities for youth to walk and bicycle to school and have been used to leverage significant investments in infrastructure and non-infrastructure solutions. Planning applications should specify the specific school or schools that will be included in the plan. Information about eligible activities is available from the Federal Highway Administration.
Planning assistance will be provided directly to communities by the regional planning organization or, if one is not available, by a consultant with expertise in SRTS planning. MnDOT will contract directly with the planning organizations and consultant. Applicants should be prepared to supply:
- A list of the applicant’s SRTS team
- Summary of SRTS work to date
- Description of the community’s ability to implement a plan
- A map of each school site
- If known, the number of children who currently walk and bicycle to school
- Letters of support from school sites
- SRTS Planning Assistance (PDF)