Nearly 180 schools around Minnesota will benefit from $8,234,000 in planning, programming and infrastructure grants that support MnDOT’s Safe Routes to School program.
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The Metropolitan Council recently released its 2022 Regional Solicitation. It includes up to $36 million for bicycle, pedestrian and SRTS projects.
Demonstration projects are short term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects that pilot long-term design solutions to improve walking/bicycling and public spaces.
It was the first week of school when a student was hit by a car leaving Century High School in Rochester on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 2 while walking across the street to the entrance of their neighborhood.
In Minnesota, when the weather outside is frightful, we put on our hats, gloves and jackets and get ready to have some fun. Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s 5th annual Winter Walk to School Day is Feb. 2 and it’s a celebration of walking, biking and playing in the coldest and snowiest days of winter.
Thank you everyone for your efforts to make Minnesota’s Walk to School Day a success! Despite the pandemic, we had 153 schools register (and even more participating) around the state.
We encourage school districts, cities, counties, local public health and non-profit partners to apply for these grants and ease the burden on schools who may not be able to complete an application during these challenging times. Funded communities will be announced in March and begin work in spring 2022.
There’s still time to promote Walk to School Day or plan celebrations that encourage walking! More than ever, students will benefit from physical activity, fresh air and increased focus. Here are some resources to help you plan — these can be used in-school, by classroom or Phys. Ed. teachers in a distance-learning context, or by families at …
It’s back to school time, take advantage of the ‘Fresh Start Effect’ to get your Safe Routes To School program soaring this year. Fresh start effect is a phenomenon where we get a burst of motivation to start new habits each time we begin something new.
October 4, 2023
International Walk to School Day
Start the new school year with a healthy new habit! International Walk to School Day takes place each October to encourage kids to walk to school--join us!
May 4, 2024
National Bike to School Day
Join the club and be a biker! National Bike to School Day takes place each May to encourage kids to bike to school--will you join us?
February 7, 2024
Winter Walk to School Day
Living in MN doesn't have to mean staying indoors all winter! Winter Walk to School Day takes place each February to encourage kids to walk to school in all seasons!