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SRTS Regional Workshop

by Jackie S on April 2nd, 2014

SRTS Regional Workshop:   Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Plan

Please join us at the Safe Routes to School Workshop.  In collaboration with MnDOT and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Austin Vision 2020 will host a SRTS workshop that will turn Holton Intermediate School into a learning laboratory.  This hands-on SRTS workshop will be facilitated by national expert Mark Fenton.  Representatives from other communities and their SRTS teams will be invited to observe and learn from this workshop.  Participants in these trainings will:

  • Develop expertise in SRTS planning and assessment from a community that has just been through the planning process
  • Identify specific implementation strategies for their SRTS initiatives
  • Learn stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain their SRTS initiatives
  • Acquire basic skills to facilitate their walk/bike audit and assess their SRTS data to identify opportunities
  • Position their community to build a sustainable SRTS initiative.

Audience for the training includes:

  • School Principal or other school representatives
  • City public works
  • City or regional planners
  • SRTS “Champions”
  • Parent leaders
  • Other SRTS implementers (who have been involved thus far).

Participants will develop the skills and capacity to develop and implement their SRTS plan by better understanding their role.. Attendees will identify which nationally and locally-available resources can assist them in achieving their goals including the peer professionals and advocates working on SRTS. And have fun while doing it!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014; 7:45 – 3:00PM – SRTS Regional Workshop Austin

7:45     Observation of student arrival for all attendees (Confirm student arrival time)

  • Holton Intermediate School, 1800 4th Avenue SE, Austin, Minnesota
  • This is strongly encouraged but an optional portion of the day.
  • Provides opportunity for experiential learning.

8:30     Official Welcome and SRTS Overview

            Holton Intermediate School               

            Coffee and continental breakfast will be available

Welcome and Introductions

  • SRTS Overview, Vision for SRTS in Minnesota and Mark Fenton Presentation

            Walking Audit/Hands on learning                                                                                                                 

            Inspiration to Ideas to Implementation                              

  • Explore examples form across the country that can be adapted for Mankato

            Group Planning Work                                

         Implement SRTS across the Community

2:30     Wrap-Up                                                                   

  • Reporting back – 2 big ideas
  • Recap and Final Tips

3:00 Close


Please Register by Friday, April 18

Local Contact: Laura Helle

Austin Vision 2020


Register Here


There will be a break for lunch, specific time to be determined.

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