Gideon Pond to launch Safe Routes to School demonstration project
Gideon Pond Elementary is set to launch a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) demonstration project on E. 130th Street, in front of the school.
Demonstration projects are short-term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects that are used to test potential design solutions to improve walking and biking. The project is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and is being completed in partnership with the City of Burnsville.
The project offers an opportunity for students, families, and members of the public to try potential changes to the street that are designed to improve safety and comfort for children walking and biking to school along and across 130th Street. Community members are invited to walk, bike, and drive through the project site while it is installed and share feedback through an online survey. The pilot will begin August 24 and will be installed through fall 2021. The project will include temporary curb extensions, centerline hardening and school gateway treatments.
Please contact the City of Burnsville Engineer Walter Ehresmann at Walter.Ehresmann@burnsvillemn.gov for more information.