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.

Planning Process and Schedule

In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Committion and Weston Elementary 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 is guiding the Spencer SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Fall 2022 – Parent Surveys were administered.

Fall 2022 – Student travel tallies were conducted.

Spring 2023 – Spencer SRTS Task Force – Meeting 1 presentation

Summer 2023 – Spencer 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.

Fall 2023 – Potential adoption of SRTS Plan by Village of Spencer and Spencer School District resolutions.

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

Resources (webpage)
Pedestrian Safety (WisDOT website)
Bicycle Safety (WisDOT website)

Spencer Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Plan 2023
(Not available yet.)

Maps included in SRTS Plan above (No indivudual map links.)
Map 1 – Regional SRTS Program
Map 2 – School District
Map 3 – Site Assessment
Map 4 – Transportation
Map 5 – School Routes
Map 6A – Recommendations
Map 6B – Recommendations
Map 6C – 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 – Recommendation Pannels
F – School Success Story – Omro WI
G – Bike Parking Guidelines

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(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)