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Background
The focus of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan is to improve health, safety and transportation. The SRTS program goals are to get children out walking and biking in areas where it is safe. Where conditions are not safe, changes need to be made. The program is designed to be sustained with the help of school staff, parents, students and the local community. This is accomplished through encouragement, education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation which in turn helps create a community where students can travel to school on their own and parents and school staff feel comfortable about their safety. Community collaboration represents the true spirit of the program.

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Planning Process:

The SRTS planning process began with an assessment of the existing conditions which surround the K-12 Cromwell-Wright School in Cromwell, MN. Through a walkability audit, onsite observation and parent/student surveys; safety concerns, issues and problem areas are identified. The SRTS Plan addresses safety issues through the development of goals and strategies using 5"E"s. The education component includes teaching safety skills and rising communtiy awareness about SRTS. The enforcement aspect includes policies that address pedestrian safety issues such as speeding and illegal turns by vehicles. Engineering creates safer conditions for walking and biking and also influences the way people behave. Finally, encouragement activities get students, parents and community members out walking and bicycling with a goal of increasing participation.

For more information on Safe Routes to School visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School website: www.saferoutesinfo.org


Documents
The final document is available HERE.

Student Density Map

Existing Conditions Map

Recommendations Map


Contact
Michelle Pierson
Planning Assistant

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
221 West First St Duluth, MN 55802
phone: 218-529-7535 fax: 218-529-7592
www.arrowheadplanning.org

mpierson@ardc.org


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NE MN Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)
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