Wausau Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

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Planning Process and Schedule

In 2018, the City of Wausau and the Wausau School District won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan.

In the fall of 2021, the City of Wausau and the Wausau School District began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC is guiding the Wausau SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Data collection occurred in spring & summer 2022. Further analysis with the SRTS Task Force will occur throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Plan development occurred in 2023.

Plan review and revision will occur throughout the 2023-2024 school year.

Plan adoption is anticipated in spring/summer 2024.

Implementation of the Wausau SRTS Plan can begin anytime thereafter into many years later.

Schools in Wausau SRTS Plan:

John Muir Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Grant Elementary
G.D. Jones Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Horace Mann Middle School
Riverview Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Hawthorn Hills Elementary
John Marshall Elementary

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Athens Elementary Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and School District of Athens won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Athens Elementary. In the fall of 2023, the Village and Athens Elementary began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Athens Elementary SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Athens Elementary SRTS Task Force
_________, Principal
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Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

School Data
Athens Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3 – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4 – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5 – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6 – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

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Marathon Area Elementary Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Marathon School District won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Marathon Area Elementary. In the fall of 2023, Marathon City and Marathon Area Elementary began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Marathon Area Elementary SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Marathon Area Elementary SRTS Task Force
_________, Principal
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_________, _____________
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Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

 

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Spencer Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

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Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Committion and School District of Spencer won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Spencer Elementary and Spencer Middle/High School. In the fall of 2022, Spencer and Spencer Public Schools began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Spencer SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Spencer SRTS Task Force
Mike Endreas, District Administrator
Paul Hensch, Village Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer
Barb Wesle, Spencer School Board
Brooke Krause, Spencer PTA/Parent
Brad Bauer, Spencer Police Department
Edward Ikert, Spencer Elementary School Principal
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

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Marathon County Economic Profile 2024

Every few years, NCWRPC updates basic demographic and economic development information in the form of County Profiles, which provide a snapshot of current economic trends and opportunities for economic growth. Included is a map of business park locations where acreage is available as well as contacts for various economic development agencies and programs.

Marathon County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2024-2028

Federal transit law requires that any projects selected for funding under the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (formerly titled Elderly and Disabled Capital Assistance Program) must be derived from a “locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan”. This requirement was implemented as part of the SAFETEA-LU legislation and the requirement continues under the new transportation legislation, FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation). The purpose of the coordinated planning process is to have stakeholder involvement in the assessment of elderly and disabled transportation, and to provide strategies and goals to improve those transportation alternatives. These coordinated plans were last completed in 2019 and are due to be updated for 2023.

Weston Elementary Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Planning Process and Schedule

In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Weston Elementary won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Weston Elementary. In the fall of 2022, Weston Elementary began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC is guiding the Weston Elementary SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Fall 2022 – Parent Surveys were administered.

Fall 2022 – Student travel tallies were conducted.

Spring 2023 – Weston Elementary SRTS Task Force – Meeting 1 presentation

Summer 2023 – Weston Elementary SRTS Task Force – Meeting 2 – Maps & Walk Audit

Fall 2023 – Draft Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan available for review.

Fall 2023 – Revisions to SRTS Plan.

Winter 2023-2024 – Potential adoption of SRTS Plan by Village of Weston and D.C. Everest School District resolutions.

Weston Elementary SRTS Task Force

Kelly Ziegelbauer, Principal
Jason Jablonski, DCE Buildings and Grounds
Chris Nichols, DCE Finance Department
Tiffany Wurz, Parent
Greg Schremp, School Resource Officer
Karen Wegge, DCE K-12 Physical Education/Health Curriculum Coordinator
Yee Xiong, DCE School Board member
Michael Wodalski, Village Director of Public Works
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

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 NCWRPC Safe Routes to School

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DRAFT Weston Elementary Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Plan 2023
DRAFT – February 2024 verson

Maps included in SRTS Plan above
Map 1 – Regional SRTS Program
Map 2 – Enrollment Boundary
Map 3 – Site Assessment
Map 4 – Transportation
Map 5 – School Routes
Map 6A – Recommendations
Map 6B – Recommendations

Attachments included in SRTS Plan above (No individual attachment links.)
A – Student Tally & Parent Survey forms
B – Bicycle Crash Analysis for Wisconsin, 2006
C – Highlights of…Wisconsin Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis 2011-2013
D – Adoption Documentation
E – Bike Parking Guidelines

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Marathon County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2022

Marathon County All Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP) Update describes and documents the process used to develop the Plan Update. This includes how it was prepared and who (committee, organizations, departments, staff, consultants, etc.) was involved in the update process. It also describes the local government involvement, the time period in which the update was prepared, and who to contact to answer questions and make recommendations for future amendments to the Plan.

City of Schofield Comprehensive Plan 2022

The City of Schofield Comprehensive Plan is intended to guide City decision-makers, property owners, developers, civic and non-profit organizations, and community members in the growth, development, and improvement of the City of Elroy. Each chapter of this plan documents existing conditions in the City and identifies primary issues or concerns the City may need to address in the future. It includes information on the City’s demographics, natural resources, land use, transportation, utilities, housing, cultural resources, community facilities, parks, economic development and intergovernmental cooperation.

Wausau Metropolitan Area Regional Housing Assessment

The North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is completing a regional housing assessment for the Town of Rib Mountain, Villages of Kronenwetter, Maine, Marathon City, Rothschild, and Weston, and Cities of Schofield and Wausau. This project uses Census data, real estate data, surveys, and interviews to find out what kinds of housing needs to be built in the region and what communities can do to help. Surveys and interviews will take place Fall 2022 and project completion is December 2022. This fact sheet summarizes the project’s findings as of Summer 2022.

Summer 2022: Background Data Collection

Fall 2022: Public Survey and Open Houses (Wausau City Hall, Rib Mountain Town Hall, and former Weston Village Hall)

The Public Survey closed on October 31, 2022

Public Comment on the Final Draft closed December 31, 2022

Presentations:

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.
City of Wausau Council Chambers
407 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403

Other presentations TBD