Safe Routes To School Programs

Walk and Bike to School Route Map

Walk and Bike Route Maps show stop signs, signals, crosswalks, sidewalks, paths/trails, crossing guard locations, and hazardous locations around a school. These can be used by families to identify the best way to walk or bike to school. District liability concerns are sometimes cited as reasons not to publish walking route maps. While no walking route will ever be completely free of pedestrian safety concerns, a well-defined route should provide the greatest physical separation between walking students and traffic, expose students to the lowest traffic speeds and use the fewest and safest roadway crossings.

Target Audience
Elementary, middle school, high school, caregivers

Information for caregivers and students

Improved walking/bicycling safety behavior
Increased walking, increased bicycling

Discussion Questions
Are you aware of suggested walking and biking routes in your neighborhood?
Would this resource be most valuable in print or online format?

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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