We frequently hear from communities that the most helpful information to have about the planning process are examples of how Safe Routes to School has been implemented in other communities.
These case studies are a selection of past projects to respond to these requests. They are meant to provide a view into the work done with SRTS funding. Each highlights work across the state which emphasis on the importance of the planning process and how various partnerships come together to deliver a successful SRTS program.
- Argentine Township builds a community pathway through a collaborative effort.
- City of Harrison’s Multi-use path SRTS project. This case study highlights the identification and success of a multi-use path for students at Larson Elementary, Hillside Elementary and Harrison Middle Schools.
- City of Hastings with Hasting Middle, Northeastern Elementary and Central Elementary Schools. The work by the Hastings SRTS team emphasizes how programming and infrastructure combine to making walking a viable options to families.
- Detroit Safe Routes to School’s Value-Added Planning. This case study discusses the value-added benefits for and invaluable contributions from different stakeholders who participated in the planning process.
- Detroit Safe Routes makes the most of Partnerships. This study looks at how engagement, capacity, and outcomes were improved through partnerships.
- DeWitt Strong Interagency Relationships Build Capacity and Support. This study looks at how the strong relationship prior to this project added capacity and support through the planning and implementation process.
- The Grosse Pointe Planning Process from Mini-grant to Major-grant. A phased, multilevel districtwide approach for large complex school districts.
- Highland Township at Heritage, Highland, and Spring Mills Elementary Schools. The importance of early engagement to gain support for connectivity while retaining their community’s rural feel.
- Lenawee Township with Madison District Schools. Past partnerships help build support for this SRTS project.
- Miller Elementary of Dearborn- Nurturing Meaningful Public Engagement in SRTS Planning. A case study going over the decisions Miller’s Elementary schools team took to intentionally include parents and students in the planning process.
- Marquette County Road Commission and Marquette Township with North Star Academy. This study showcases the work done in Marquette Township to find a pathway for students along busy corridors and how it sparked a larger conversation about active transportation in their community.
- Norte! Youth Cycling and Fundraising Ideas from Northern Michigan. Norte has emphasized fundraising from the beginning to offer programming and projects outside and beyond the SRTS grant to an expanding area around Traverse City.
- The UACC and Crim Fitness Foundation (CFF) in Flint. A case study focused on the lighting initiative led by the UACC Neighborhood Coalition, who has been a collaborative partner in SRTS efforts by CFF at Durant-Tuuri Mott and Doyle-Ryder Elementary Schools.
- List of archived case studies
Please contact our offices if you’re interested in identifying a case study of a community like yours.