Safe Routes to School grant awards, demonstration project TA application and more!

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Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School grant awards, demonstration project TA application and more!

Demonstration project opportunity may help your community see the light

Demonstration project in Fon Du Lac

Let’s face it, first-hand experience of safer, more convenient walking and biking is the best way to understand the benefits of improved infrastructure, but sometimes it is difficult to make the case for improved infrastructure without seeing the benefits first-hand! Demonstration Projects (short term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects used to pilot long-term design solutions) illustrate the benefits of designing spaces for the safety of all users at a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional infrastructure project.

MnDOT’s SRTS program just opened the application for SRTS demonstration project technical assistance for Minnesota communities. Selected communities receive technical assistance and support to plan, design and implement a SRTS demonstration project. (This includes drawings, specifications, permits and materials required to implement these projects)

Review application requirements and apply before April 15!

MnDOT awards nearly $350,000 in Safe Routes to School grants

Nineteen schools and communities in Minnesota will benefit from nearly $350,000 in planning assistance, “Boost” grants and demonstration project technical assistance to help support or start Safe Routes to School programs. 

Read the MnDOT Press Release on these awards.

Walk! Bike! Fun! educator training now available

Teaching students how to safely walk and bicycle is dramatically easier with the right training. WBF Educator training is now available through a three-part series. Part One is a two-three hour on-line, self-paced training that contains learning about Safe Routes to School, Equity and Justice, an overview of the curriculum, and a deep dive into rules of the road. There are videos, quizzes, discussion questions, and time for reflection.

Part Two of the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum training is a 60-90 minute live Zoom session with WBF Instructors Michelle and C.J. to review curriculum content, time for discussion of concepts learned and preparation for Part Three.

Part Three will be in-person, on-bike training for three-four hours to have teachers and educators teach and practice activities from the curriculum that students will experience.

Register for Part One of the new WBF Educator Training.

Student transportation COVID-19 resources

This year, schools may be changing from in-person to hybrid or virtually quickly and looking for transportation opportunities with minimal spread of germs. We have resources to support walking and biking to school, a low viral transmission way to arrive to school ready to learn.

Find tool and ideas at MnSRTS COVID-19 resources for Safe Routes to School.

Safe Routes National Partnership has released  back to school recommendations for Safe Routes to School programming and SRTS school messaging guide.

Please reach out to if you need any technical assistance.

Upcoming event:

March 11 at 10:00 a.m. – MN SRTS network call

Share and learn with those working on SRTS from across Minnesota. 

To join the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Network, email

More about MnSRTS


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