Physical Activity

Safe Routes to School: A Strategy of the Active Schools Minnesota Initiative

Safe Routes to School assists students walk and bike to school more through infrastructure improvements, educational and promotional activities. Safe Routes to School is more than just a program, it is a comprehensive strategy to instill life-long habits that support physical activity and health. Walking and bicycling to schools helps families stay alive and healthy, and students arrive focused and ready to learn. A comprehensive and effective Safe Routes to School initiative can help create a healthier community for generations to come.

Safe Routes to School Resources

Minnesota Safe Routes to School Program (Minnesota Department of Transportation website)

National Center for Safe Routes to School (National Center for Safe Routes to School website)

Safe Routes to School National Partnership (Safe Routes to School National Partnership website)

Walk and Bike to School Day (Walk Bike to School website)

Bicycling in Minnesota (Minnesota Department of Transportation website)

Walking in Minnesota (Minnesota Department of Transportation website)

Safe Routes to School (Minnesota Department of Health website)

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (Bike Minnesota website)