The MSU School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) and MSU College of Engineering receive grant funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) through Michigan Fitness Foundation to assist schools interested in developing a SRTS action plan that includes design and planning alternatives.
Full Action Plan Technical Assistance includes:
- Assisting the local school/community with the development of a SRTS action plan complete with strategies and engineering/design alternatives. This process includes conducting and analyzing surveys, walking audits, and similar activities required as part of the SRTS planning process.
- Providing design assistance. This process involves up to three local meetings attended by MSU professional designers and community planners along with professional traffic engineers.
- Providing analysis of SRTS site, traffic analysis, and schematic engineering drawings for proposed physical improvements such as new sidewalks, shared-use pathways, bike lanes, crosswalks, ADA ramps, and signage.
- Publishing the final SRTS Action Plan and provide electronic and report copies of the final products.
- *Partial assistance can be requested as outlined above.
Assistance from the MSU team to develop SRTS Action Plans for elementary and middle/junior high schools will be available starting October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. Applications received before September 30, 2021 will be given preference. In addition to the MDOT/MFF grant to MSU, a local contribution of $3,000 is required for full action plan assistance
How to Seek Technical Assistance:
Interested communities or schools must provide a written statement identifying:
- Why the community or school is seeking assistance (i.e. what problems need to be addressed?)
- Progress to date on your current SRTS Program (e.g. walk to school days, activities, community support)
- The type of assistance being requested (e.g. full action plan development, partial assistance for design/engineering, coordination, etc.)