Safe Routes 2 School

A hands on program to encourage walking and biking to to school.

What's New

Congratulations on another successful Walk to School Day! This year Michigan had nearly 250 schools from across the state participating. We saw a range of events, from bike parades to students simply walking to school. It was a very inspiring day.

Effective September 22, 2014, MERL users who submit project estimates to MDOT Local Agency Programs for jobs run through the MDOT Bid Letting process should upgrade to at least MERL version 5.2.5 (the latest version currently available).

Be apart of one of the largest walking celebrations on October 8. Register your school for a space-themed Walk to School Day event, today!

The Northern Long-Eared Bat is being placed on the endangered species list this fall (approximately November 1, 2014) due to the decimation of the species from "White-Nosed Syndrome".

This has implications for all MDOT construction projects including SRTS engineering projects that go through MDOT's Local Agency Program (LAP) because local agencies must comply with the federal Endangered Species Act.

For FAQs regarding this issue, please click here.

SR2S Connect

Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.

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