Merrill 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.

In 2016, 10 school districts won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant as part of the North Central Wisconsin Regional SRTS Program, administered by NCWRPC.

In the fall of 2019-2020, the City of Merrill, and the Merrill School District began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC will guide the Merrill SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

The following schools are part of SRTS planning:

  • Jefferson Elementary School (K-5);
  • Kate Goodrich Elementary School (K-5);
  • Washington Elementary School (K-5);
  • Prairie River Middle School (6-8); and
  • Merrill High School (9-12);

    The Merrill Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Task Force consists of people from the schools, law enforcement, local government officials, and local residents.

Pedestrian Safety
Bicycle Safety

Merrill SRTS Plan
Merrill SRTS Plan (without maps)
Full Adopted Merrill SRTS Plan with all maps & attachments

Prairie River Middle School
Map 3A – Site Assessment
Map 4A – Transportation
Map 5A – School Routes
Map 6A – Recommendations
PRMS SRTS Action Plan

Jefferson Elementary School
Map 3B – Site Assessment
Map 4B – Transportation
Map 5B – School Routes
Map 6B – Recommendations
Jefferson Elementary SRTS Action Plan

Kate Goodrich Elementary School
Map 3C – Site Assessment
Map 4C – Transportation
Map 5C – School Routes
Map 6C – Recommendations
Kate Goodrich Elementary SRTS Action Plan

Washington Elementary School
Map 3D – Site Assessment
Map 4D – Transportation
Map 5D – School Routes
Map 6D – Recommendations
Washington Elementary SRTS Action Plan

Merrill High School
Map 3E – Site Assessment
Map 4E – Transportation
Map 5E – School Routes
Map 6E – Recommendations
Merrill High School SRTS Action Plan

A – Student Tally & Parent Survey forms
B – 2019 Results from Student Tallies & Parent Surveys
C – SRTS Task Force Meetings and Adoption Documentation
D – Bicycle Parking Guidelines
E – Three Factors Increase Walking and Biking–CDC

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