Background

McGregor High School and 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 McGregor community, and how to get involved.

What is SRTS? Click HERE to view an overview.

The McGregor community is focused on increasing the number of students (and residents) walking and bicycling to school and around the community as part of the Northeast Minnesota State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) by working on Active Transportation and Safe Routes to School strategies. Encouraging students to walk and bike to school is a part of school culture and promotes healthy lifestyles for students, staff and the community. This planning process will delve further into SRTS themes including engineering, enforcement, education, encouragement, evaluation, and equity.

Are you interested in joining school staff, parents, neighbors and ARDC staff to work on this project? Find project leader Justin Otsea’s contact information below.


Meetings


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