Minneapolis Public Works Safe Routes to School Program
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program improves the City's streets with pedestrian and bicycle improvements for students and children. The SRTS Program's resources and projects are allocated in an equitable manner. To encourage students to walk or bicycle to/from school, the SRTS program seeks to improve the comfort and safety of the City's pedestrian and bicycle network near schools, parks, libraries, and other neighborhood destinations.
For general info about the SRTS program, contact Virginie Nadimi, Associate Transportation Planner at 612-673-5011, [email protected] To report specific comments about traffic operation near schools, please contact City of Minneapolis 311.
Safe Routes to School Projects
Roosevelt High School - Currently collecting data and working with Roosevelt staff, students, and the community to identify potential SRTS treatments to be installed in 2019.
Southwest High School – Pedestrian improvements at one intersection.
Andersen School - Pedestrian improvements at four intersections and a bikeway connection linking the Midtown Greenway with Andersen School and Stewart Park.
Seward Bicycle Boulevards - Traffic calming improvements and bicycle boulevard treatments along 29th Ave S and 24th St E in the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods.
Lyndale School - Crossing improvements, including curb extensions, ADA ramp upgrades, crosswalk markings, and pedestrian crossing flashers, at three intersections serving Lyndale School.
A curb extension was installed at Diamond Lake Road and Pleasant Ave S to improve pedestrian crossings at this location, which is a designated Walking Route for Youth".
Lucy Laney School - Pedestrian shelter median at Lowry Ave N & Russell Ave N; decorative traffic calming median on Penn Ave N from 33rd - 34th Ave N; bike racks; updated pedestrian ramps at Queen Ave N & 34th Ave N
29th Ave S Test Closure at Midtown Greenway - Test street closure performed for Seward Montessori School
Waite Park School - Johnson Street Curb Extensions
Green Central School - 4th Ave South Curb Extensions
North and NE Minneapolis Schools - Speed Bumps at Lucy Laney Elementary School, enhanced crosswalks at Loring, Lind, NE Middle, and Pillsbury
Lake Harriet Upper, Green Central, Cityview, Waite Park, Sojourner Truth Schools - Enhanced crosswalks
Hale, Lake Harriet Upper, Field, & Lyndale Schools - enhanced crosswalk markings
Bancroft School- 38th Street Decorative Median
Included the installation of pedestrian flashers at 6 schools, a school review program initiated and carried out at all Minneapolis schools, and many signing, striping, and signal timing treatments across the city.
For more info about these past efforts, see this document.
The City's Walking Routes for Youth Map are intended to help students and families navigate their neighborhoods. Paper copies of the maps can be found at schools, park recreation centers, and libraries within Minneapolis. All of these destinations are found on the map, along with a network of routes that connect them all. The maps show the location of traffic signals, pedestrian short cuts, and other improvements that help users cross barriers and get to where they need to go. The mobile version can be accessed using the instructions on this webpage. It allows you to track your current location on the map using a smart phone or other GPS enabled mobile device. It also allows you to add placemarks on the map so that you may set reminders or other notes (ie. "Pick up dry cleaning on Thursday").
Minneapolis Walking Routes for Youth Map is a collaboration between Minneapolis Public Works and Minneapolis Public Schools. Funding for this effort was received from the Federal Highway Administration through the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Mobile Version (English) - Track your location on the map with your smart phone or other GPS enabled mobile device
Step 1. Download the FREE Avenza PDF Maps app on your phone or mobile device
Step 2. Download the FREE "Minneapolis Walking Routes for Youth Map" from the Avenza app store
Last updated Oct 1, 2018