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Minneapolis Public Works Safe Routes to School Program

Lyndale School Walking School Bus

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 Amy Morgan, 612-673-2129 or  [email protected]  To report specific comments about traffic operation near schools, please contact City of Minneapolis 311.  

Safe Routes to School Projects

2022 Project

Near North - City staff are beginning to plan pedestrian and bicycle improvements for this corridor in North Minneapolis.

2021 Project

Whittier International School - City staff are collecting data and engaging with Whittier staff, students and the surrounding community to identify potential treatments.

2019 Project

Edison High School - City Staff has provided pedestrian safety and ADA improvements on Monroe St NE at 20th Ave NE and at 22nd Ave NE in coordination with a resurfacing project planned for Monroe St NE.

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.

2018 Project

Southwest High School – Pedestrian improvements at one intersection.

2017 Projects

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.

2016 Projects

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".

2015 Projects

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

2014 Projects

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

2013 Projects

 Hale, Lake Harriet Upper, Field, & Lyndale Schools - enhanced crosswalk markings

2012 Projects

Bancroft School- 38th Street Decorative Median

2006-2011 Projects

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.

Minneapolis Walking Routes for Youth Maps WalkingRoutesforYouthMap-cover


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


Walking Routes for Youth Map  - Pan & Zoom version       Printable 8.5" x 11" Tiled PDFs (English) 

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


Printable 8.5" x 11" Tiled PDFs Español

Printable 8.5" x 11" Tiled PDFs Soomaali

Printable 8.5" x 11" Tiled PDFs Hmoob

SRTS resources

Minneapolis Public Schools -  Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Safe Routes to School Program Summary 



Last updated Nov 25, 2020



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