University of Wisconsin–Madison

Engineering Solutions Guide for Safe Routes to School

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The Engineering Solutions Guide presents street design strategies to address traffic safety concerns commonly identified in school areas and along the routes to school. The guide includes evidence-based strategies that keep children safe by constructing streets, sidewalks, and paths that reduce or eliminate unsafe behaviors and conflicts between drivers and people walking or biking. Recommendations are organized into four categories: reducing vehicle speeds, pedestrian crossings, bicycle connectivity, and intersection safety.

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