Safe Routes to School Plan

Overview


The City of Brainerd, City of Baxter, Crow Wing County, and ISD 181 in conjunction with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) created this Safe Routes to School Plan in 2008.  Starting a Safe Routes to School Program is an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer and more accessible to children and residents, including those with disabilities, and to increase the number of children and residents who choose to walk and bicycle.

Creating and implementing a Safe Routes to School Plan allows public entities to apply for federal grant funding set aside specifically for creating safer routes to school.

Below, you can find links to the City of Brainerd, City of Baxter, Crow Wing County, and ISD 181's Safe Routes to School Plan.

For more information regarding Safe Routes to School, you can visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School at http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/
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​Implementation of Brainerd Safe Routes to School Plan

The City of Brainerd has used it's Safe Routes to School Plan to receive and be awarded $988,000 in Federal Safe Routes to School funds through 2020.  The projects already implemented and in planning can be seen below:
  • 2014​ Garfield Safe Route to School Sidewalk Project - The City of Brainerd applied and received $300,000 in Federal Safe Routes to School funding to construct sidewalks in the direct vicinity of Garfield Elementary School including extensions on 10th Avenue NE, 11th Avenue NE, L Street, and J Street.  This project has been completed.
  • 2019 Garfield Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Extension Project - The City of Brainerd has applied and been awarded $280,000 in Federal Safe Routes to School funding to extend sidewalks that were constructed in 2014 down 10th Avenue NE, N Street, and 9th Avenue NE.  This project is currently in planning.
  • 2020 Garfield Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Extension Project - The City of Brainerd has applied and been awarded $408,000 in Federal Safe Routes to School funding to extend sidewalks constructed in 2014 and 2019 and to complete the sidewalk network in NE Brainerd down N Street, L Street, J Street, H Street, and 10th Avenue NE.  This project is currently in planning.
The City of Brainerd, City of Baxter, Crow Wing County, and ISD 181 have also been awarded MnDOT Safe Routes to School Planning Grant to update the Safe Routes to School Plan that was created in 2008.