Case Study: Detroit Safe Routes to School’s Value-Added Planning


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students and adults on bike gather together with SRTS coordinator for Bike to School Day event in Detroit

Case Study: Detroit Safe Routes to School’s Value-Added Planning

Detroit, the “Motor City”, is known for the innovation of the automobile which is ingrained into mainstream culture. This, and much of Detroit’s history, means different things to different people with wide variations based on where residents live and how they move through the city. The appreciation of Detroit’s transportation history is especially true for […]

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Norte bike train with staff at the front and a handful of students following behind

Case Study: Norte! Youth Cycling and Fundraising Ideas from Northern Michigan

When growing a Safe Routes to School program, many communities seek resources to conduct projects outside and beyond the SRTS grant. Traverse City’s Norte is leading the way, showing organizations how to leverage resources outside of SRTS. Norte is an organization dedicated to getting youth out on bikes and active in the Traverse City Area.

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three students run across a three way intersection with the help of a crossing guard where there were SRTS infrastructure improvements made.

Case Study: City of Hastings with Hastings Middle, Northeastern Elementary and Central Elementary Schools

Having a consistent and committed group of diverse stakeholders helps create a smooth Safe Routes to School planning process and leads into a strong application. It’s one aspect that can initially hold a community back from getting started.  This was the case with the City of Hastings, a small community on the west side of

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