Safe Routes to School is focused on creating a safe walking and bicycling environment for children as they travel to school and was identified as a need during Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 and neighborhood planning. The City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Michigan State University, and Michigan Fitness Foundation, will be working together to complete the Safe Routes to School planning process for Maple Middle School and Winchell Elementary School. The planning process includes surveys, walking audits, and community meetings, resulting in an action plan for each school which can then be used to apply for infrastructure and programmatic grants from the State.
Katie Reilly, Neighborhood Activator, email@example.com
Create and implement action plans for how to improve walking and biking to each school.
Volunteers, City staff, and the Michigan State University team completed walking audits for both Winchell Elementary and Maple Middle.
During this meeting the Michigan State University team provided an overview of the Safe Routes to School process and engaged attendees in issue identification for walking and biking to each of the schools.
Winchell Elementary School, Maple Middle School, Michigan State University, Michigan Fitness Foundation
Community Planning & Economic Development
CONSISTENT WITH PLANS
Support families and create prosperous and active neighborhoods through prioritizing safe pedestrian and bicycle access to schools.
STRATEGIC VISION GOALS
Connected City, Safe Community, Complete Neighborhoods, Environmental Responsibility
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