HOW WILL YOU GET TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR?
The Minneapolis Walking Routes for Youth map can help you plan your route!
Active Commute Equals Active Mind
MPS Safe Routes encourages students and families to actively commute to school. Research suggests students who walk to school have better attendance and higher achievement than those who do not. A recent study found that walking or biking to school improved children's concentration during the school day much more than eating breakfast or lunch did!. Other research links walking and creativity. As we all play a role in student success, in students achieving their dreams, MPS Safe Routes offers the commute to school as a small piece of this larger goal. Please contact MPS Safe Routes if you'd like assistance starting Safe Routes efforts in your community, educating staff and students on safe routes, organizing bike/walk events and walking buses, establishing school-owned bicycle fleets and/or addressing safety concerns.
Mark your calendar:
International Walk to School Day is October 7, 2015.
Winter Walk Day is February 3, 2016. The International Winter Cycling Congress is February 2-4, 2016 in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
National Bike to School Day is May 4, 2016.
Safe Routes to School Highlights from 2014-2015:
Safe Routes to School
Healthy Kids Focused Students
MPS SRTS Email List
MPS SRTS sends occasional emails to walk/bike friends, enthusiasts, and champions across Minneapolis Public Schools with walk and bike information, opportunities, and events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to this email list.
LLEGUÉ CAMINANDO (Spanish)
KUV TAUG KO TAW (Hmong)
WAAN SOCDAY (Somali)
Mani wahi. (Dakota & Lakota)
LLEGUÉ EN BICI (Spanish)
KUV CAIJ LAUV THIJ (Hmong)
BAASKIIL BAAN FUULAY (Somali)
Naic’ihmihma ohna wahi. (Dakota)
Kahomni nunpa ogna wahi. (Lakota)
Note: The website formatting changes the Dakota and Lakota translations. See a better version in this word document.