Safe Crossing

  • Project Background

    As SSPPS prepared for the transition into the Hybrid Learning phase in the Fall of 2020, the Safe Routes to School Team has been actively planning around SRTS in schools - especially the arrival and dismissal of students. During this process, school-zone safety has continued to be a priority on our list and among our school sites. This pilot project was designed to address the 5th Ave S / 7th Ave S intersection identified as a corridor of concern in the Safe Routes to School Planning Grant for Kaposia Elementary School in 2018; speeding and limited infrastructure to support safe pedestrian crossing at the intersection were identified as a priority concern during the Rapid Planning Workshop and continue to be concerns during arrival and dismissal observations.

    Safe Crossing Instructions: Click here to watch the instructional video to learn more about the safe crossing project and how to use the flag system. 

    Safe Crossing Intersections: Safe Crossing Locations

    In addition to the priority intersections on 5th Ave S / 7th Ave S, SSPPS received SHIP funding to supply additional intersections surrounding Kaposia Elementary School (5 intersections identified) and Lincoln Center Elementary School (1 intersection identified).

    Kaposia Elementary School
    7th Ave S & Dale St W
    7th Ave S & Spruce St W
    5th Ave S & Spruce St W
    3rd Ave S & Spruce St W
    W Douglas St & 1st Ave W

    Lincoln Center Elementary School
    12th Ave & 4th Street

    Partnerships

    The Safe Routes to School Team has partnered with community members in the SSPPS district, SSP city and Dakota County to support the implementation of this project, a project identified by the SSP community as a corridor of concern. 

    Project Funding

    SSPPS Safe Crossing Pilot project is supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Minnesota Department of Health and Dakota County Public Health Department.