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Bus Stop and Walk

The Bus Stop and Walk (BSW) program takes Safe Routes to School to another level by ensuring that every student is provided the opportunity to walk to school. BSWs drop students a safe and walkable distance from school, allowing them to walk in with the goal of improving physical and mental health, increasing academic performance and building …

Winter Walk to School Day

Minnesota Winter Walk to School Day is February 7, 2024 Bundling up and playing in the snow is a cherished activity for students, so we are celebrating our annual Winter Walk to School Day once again! Whether it’s walking to school for classes or exploring your neighborhood with family, we hope you will get out and enjoy …

National Bike to School Day

We want to make your Bike to School day as fun and easy as possible! The nationally celebrated event encourages kids to bike to school and shows families just how wonderful it is to get to school by bike or foot. Join us by encouraging events at your school or simply trying it with your …

International Walk to School Day

Walk and Roll back to school with Walk to School Day, October 2nd, 2024! Let’s go big this year and celebrate the 28th 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 …

Walk! Bike! Fun! and Bike Fleets

Walk! Bike! Fun! Curriculum The Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun! Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum is a two-part curriculum designed specifically for Minnesota’s schools and youth education programs. It is structured to meet Minnesota education standards and is an important part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program. Walk! Bike! Fun! helps children ages five to 13 learn …

Training

Planning for Safe Routes to School: A Primer To support planners and their communities in the development of robust and impactful Safe Routes to School plans, MnSRTS has put together the following three educational webinars: Introduction to Safe Routes to School Planning Guidance for Safe Routes to School Special Topics in Safe Routes Planning

History of MnSRTS

Minnesota has a healthy and growing SRTS movement. Since the first federal funds were allocated to MnSRTS initiatives in 2005, programs across the state have positively impacted students’ ability to walk and bike to school: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention (BCBSMN) and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership partnered to …

MnSRTS Vision and Strategic Priorities

The MnSRTS Vision and Strategic Plan below were developed in collaboration with statewide partners during a 2020 strategic planning process. MnSRTS Vision Youth in Minnesota can safely, confidently, and conveniently walk, bike, and roll to school and in daily life. MnSRTS Strategic Plan The original Minnesota Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan was completed in …

Minnesota Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan

MnSRTS has completed a five-year update to the Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan. The 2020 Minnesota Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan establishes a five-year action plan to improve walking and biking to school for youth in Minnesota. This document updates the 2015 Strategic Plan, and provides a refined vision and new goals, strategies, action …

Funding

Get the resources you need to do great things. Grants These programs and grants are funded through the state non-infrastructure program, federal and Safe Routes to School transition funds designated for Safe Routes to School by MnDOT. They are subject to change as funding changes occur each year. Infrastructure grants Planning assistance grants Grants to …