PARENT SURVEY

OVERVIEW

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.

 

PROJECT MANAGER:

Katie Reilly, Neighborhood Activator, reillyk@kalamazoocity.org

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Create and implement action plans for how to improve walking and biking to each school.

SCHEDULE

  • May 2019

    • Walking Audits

      • Volunteers, City staff, and the Michigan State University team completed walking audits for both Winchell Elementary and Maple Middle.

    • Kick-Off Meeting

      • 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.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Winchell Elementary School, Maple Middle School, Michigan State University, Michigan Fitness Foundation

 

STAFFING

Community Planning & Economic Development

 

OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS

 

CONSISTENT WITH PLANS

Strategic Vision, Master Plan, Vine Neighborhood Plan

 

VISION

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

 

METRICS

 

BUDGET

 

FUNDING SOURCE