Safe Routes To School Programs

Park & Walk

Park & Walk and Bus Park and Walk programs drop students off several blocks from school or other destinations and allow them to walk the rest of the way. Not all students are able to walk or bike to destinations; they may live too far away, or their route may include hazardous traffic situations. These programs allow students who are unable to walk or bike to destinations a chance to participate in Safe Routes to School programs while also reducing traffic congestion.

Target Audience
Elementary, middle school, caregivers

Event, school journey/pick-up and drop-off

Increased walking
Improved walking safety behavior
Understanding of health and environmental connections

Discussion Questions
Do you typically drive to school or other destinations? Would you consider parking and walking?
What resources would you need?
Are there convenient parking areas and walking routes that you could suggest?

Contact Us

Have questions or looking for additional materials? Let us know how we can help! Linda Spohr at [email protected]


MnDOT Safe Routes to School Planning is a project of MnDOT.
This webpage was developed by Zan Associates in partnership with  Alta Planning + Design.

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St. Paul, MN 55155-1800