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South St Paul Public Schools Launches Safe Routes to School Demonstration Project

South St Paul Public Schools is set to launch a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) demonstration project at the intersections of Spruce St E and 1st Ave S and Dale St E and 1st Ave S.

Demonstration projects are temporary, low-cost roadway projects that are used to test potential design solutions to improve walking and biking. These projects are funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and are being completed in partnership with South St Paul Public Schools and the City of South St Paul.

The project offers an opportunity for students, families, and members of the public to try potential changes to the street that are designed to improve safety and comfort for children walking and biking to school along and across 1st Ave S. Community members are invited to walk, bike, and drive through the project sites and share feedback via an online survey. The pilot will begin in mid-May 2022 and will be taken down before the first snow event in late fall 2022. The project will include temporary curb extensions and high-visibility crosswalk markings.