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Scholarships – National Safe Routes to School Conference

MnDOT’s Safe Routes to School program is offering scholarships to support Minnesotan’s in attending the National Safe Routes to School Conference in Fort Collins on October 22-24, 2024.  Applications are due by July 19th and will be reviewed by a scoring committee. Registrations will be processed by MnDOT, no direct funds will be provided to …

Get registered – Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 7!

Celebrate winter with a fun event – we’ve got resources to help When the weather outside is frightful in Minnesota, we put on our hats, gloves and jackets, and get ready to have some fun. Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s seventh-annual Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 7. It’s a celebration of walking, biking and playing …

Bring bike education to your school this spring

Help us spread the joy with children across Minnesota by learning how to ride a bike for fun or transportation in their school curriculum. We are accepting applications for our Spring Walk! Bike! Fun! Educator Training Host Site until Jan. 15, 2024. The training is free and sub-pay can be provided to reduce barriers for …

Reward Student Safety Patrollers with MN Timberwolves tickets!

Let’s thank all of our students, parents and staff who are supporting Student Safety Patrol efforts to help students safely cross streets on their walking and biking commutes to/from school. The Minnesota Timberwolves have generously offered free tickets for student patrollers at upcoming games AND the opportunity to go on the court and try throwing …

Build on Walk to School Day momentum – apply for funding now!

Students in 184 schools across Minnesota participated in Walk to School Day this year. Governor Walz signed a proclamation for Walk to School Day and hundreds of photos and stories were shared on our social media for the annual photo contest. Learn more about current and future grant opportunities to support your Safe Routes efforts.

Get stepping – Walk to School Day is Oct 4

Let’s go big this year and celebrate the 27thh annual Walk to School Day! These events are not only fun for kids, but serve as important opportunities to encourage physical activity and promote safety in neighborhoods and near schools. On your mark, get set, register! We’ll send you banners and posters to advertise your event, …

Guide for Establishing School Speed Zones

This document is an update to the 2012 “A Guide to Establishing Speed Limits in School Zones.” Since the 2012 version, changes in research and best practices have occurred in relation to the safety of people walking and biking as well as school zone safety. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) resources and Safe Systems initiatives …

New Bike and Walk education requirement for all schools

Walk and Bike Safety Education for K-8 Students  Thanks to a new state law, all public-school students in Minnesota must receive instruction in safe walking and bicycling skills at the beginning of the school year. This new requirement went into effect on Aug. 1. MnDOT has frequently asked questions, educational materials, and more to help schools …

Wheel-y Fun: Bike to School Day was a blast!

More than 160 schools had students rolling to school on May 3 More than 160 Minnesota schools participated in Bike to School Day on May 3! This national event encourages bicycling (or walking) to school. Students gain the health and academic benefits of a little bit of exercise before school while having fun riding bicycles with their friends. And …