Background

Congdon Park Elementary, assisted by the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) applied for and received grant funding to develop Safe Routes to School Plan. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program that focuses on enabling children to be active and safely travel to and from school on foot or bike. Explore this site to learn more about SRTS, about how this program will benefit the Congdon Park neighborhood, and how to get involved.

What is SRTS? Click HERE to view an overview.

Congdon Park Elementary, situated on Superior Street in Duluth’s Congdon Park neighborhood, has an active Wellness Committee that has engaged the school community, students, staff, and neighbors in promoting healthy lifestyles. Encouraging students to walk and bike to school is a part of school culture. This planning process will delve further into SRTS themes including engineering, enforcement, education, encouragment, evaluation, and equity. The result of this planning process will be a document that lists these strategies and that can be used to better position Duluth Public School and the City of Duluth to apply for and receive funding to support its SRTS program in the future.

Are you interested in joining school staff, Congdon Park Wellness Committee members, parents, neighbors, staff from St. Louis County Public Health, and members of the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Committee(MIC) and ARDC to work on this project? Find project leader Justin Otsea’s contact information below.


Meetings


Kick-off Meeting (February 8, 2018)

Meeting #2 – Walk Audit (March 21, 2018-3:00 p.m.)

Meeting Information to come.

More Information


For more information, please contact:

Justin Otsea
Senior Planner
ARDC
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-529-7529 (direct)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-0707 ext. 529
Fax: 218-529-7592
Email: jotsea@ardc.org