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Safe Routes to School Implementation Project

Children participating in a "walking school bus"

What is the Safe Routes to School Implementation Project?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement to encourage children to walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs seek to improve safety conditions along routes to school and encourage more walking and bicycling when it is safe to do so. The City of Milwaukee is developing a citywide SRTS policy plan expected to be finalized by Spring 2020.

The City is also developing site-specific SRTS plans for schools across the city. In 2020, the City will be working with 8 schools experiencing significant safety concerns for children walking and bicycling to school. The City will work with the schools, parents and community partners to design infrastructure improvements to the streets in neighborhoods around these schools. These improvements will not only make children's walk or bike to school safer, but can also help students become more active, healthier, and even improve their learning in the classroom! 

Project Schedule

  • Winter/Early Spring 2020: Public Involvement Meetings Round 1
  • Fall 2020: Public Involvement Meetings Round 2
  • 2021: Construction


Lincoln Avenue Elementary

A public workshop was held on January 14th at Lincoln Avenue Elementary. The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) is designing street improvements based on feedback from the workshop and other community input. See the Lincoln Avenue Elementary Project page for more information.

Lincoln Avenue Elementary


Stay tuned for future updates.