Alta worked with MnDOT to plan, design, and implement Safe Routes to School (SRTS) demonstration projects in communities across Minnesota and raise awareness for walking and biking as safe and convenient modes of transportation to and from school. Alta coordinated this effort with the use of a pilot kit, and developed an implementation guide to assist communities and agencies in continuing this work by implementing short-term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects on their own.

The demonstration projects that were implemented support and coincide with existing SRTS plans, as well as other opportunities to enhance existing infrastructure to create safer, more vibrant, healthy, and attractive communities.

The Guide provides needed information for public agencies, community partners, and people walking, bicycling, taking transit, and driving to evaluate potential active transportation improvements before potentially investing in permanent changes.