Frequently Asked Questions of MnSRTS program
Policies support long term change for Safe Routes efforts.
Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here’s a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it
why equity and active transportation matter. Addresses tensions, describes opportunities and explores equitable programs and initiatives
overview and explanation of six key challenges to implementing Safe Routes to School in low-income communities and specific steps to get started
In some communities, the danger of violence and crime discourages children from walking to school and keeps people off the street, limiting physical activity and restricting errands and trips. Using a framework known as the “Six E’s,” we identify specific kinds of actions that can combat violence and support Safe Routes to School
This fact sheet is a companion to Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks: How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime
This report provides a primer for Safe Routes to School professionals looking to address community safety threats that may discourage or endanger students walking or bicycling to school
This tip sheet describes the needs for and benefits of Safe Routes to School in rural areas, explores the challenges that may arise, spells out specific approaches that show promise, and showcases successful rural examples
An info brief that provides information for Safe Routes to School staff, volunteers, or program leaders on how to plan and develop a program that considers and meets the needs of students with disabilities
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!