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/Winter 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)
PSAs

Spencer Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Plan 2023 (PDF)
(Adopted – January 2024)

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

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

City of Adams Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-2028

The primary purpose of this outdoor recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the City of Adams.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) was prepared pursuant to Wisconsin Statute §23.30 Outdoor Recreation Program.  This section serves “to promote, encourage, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive long-range plan to acquire, maintain, and develop for public use, those areas of the state best adapted to the development of a comprehensive system of state and local outdoor recreation facilities and services…”

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 Committion 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.

Fall 2023 – 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

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

Weston Elementary 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 – 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

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

Oneida County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-2028

Oneida County Forestry, Land, and Recreation Department (FLRD) updates its Outdoor Recreation Plan every 5 years to identify outdoor recreation needs that affect the future of outdoor recreation in the County.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) focuses upon FLRD managed outdoor recreation facilities, and also list projects within the towns. Rhinelander’s ORP will be referenced in this plan. All listed nature based and active recreation based projects become eligible for competitive federal and state outdoor recreation grant money when this plan is adopted by County or local municipality by resolution.

Non-profit groups, foundations, and the general public may also use this document to coordinate their own private efforts for developing outdoor recreation facilities.

If a local government is going to use the County Outdoor Recreation Plan as their own, then the local government needs to pass a resolution stating that the: “Oneida County Outdoor Recreation Plan, 2024-2028” is adopted as the local government’s plan too.

Make questions or comments about the plan here
(Email link to submit comments on this plan)

Adams County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-2028

Adams County’s Parks & Recreation Department updates its Outdoor Recreation Plan every 5 years to identify essential outdoor recreation needs that affect the future of outdoor recreation in the County.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) focuses upon County managed outdoor recreation facilities, and also list projects within the towns and the Village of Friendship. The City of Adams’ ORP and the Town of Rome’s ORP are both referenced in this plan. All listed nature based and active recreation based projects become eligible for competitive federal and state outdoor recreation grant money when this plan is adopted by County or local municipality by resolution.

Non-profit groups, foundations, and the general public may also use this document to coordinate their own private efforts for developing outdoor recreation facilities.

Adams County ORP Update Timeline

Feb 2023 — Start process with Property & Recreation Committee.

Late Winter 2023 — Public Input Survey   Thank You for taking the survey! Over 800 survey responses were collected.

Spring 2023 — Create goals & objectivs for the plan.

Summer 2023 — Create recommendations for the plan.

Fall 2023 — Public review of DRAFT Plan.

Fall 2023 — Property & Recreation Committee approves plan for County Board adoption by resolution.

Winter 2023 — County Board to consider adopting plan by resolution.

Vilas County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027

The primary purpose of this recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the county. This is accomplished through an inventory and analysis of outdoor recreational facilities, and the establishment of recommendations to meet identified needs.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) was prepared pursuant to Wisconsin Statute §23.30 Outdoor Recreation Program.  This section serves “to promote, encourage, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive long-range plan to acquire, maintain, and develop for public use, those areas of the state best adapted to the development of a comprehensive system of state and local outdoor recreation facilities and services…”

City of Rhinelander Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027

The primary purpose of this outdoor recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the City of Rhinelander.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) was prepared pursuant to Wisconsin Statute §23.30 Outdoor Recreation Program.  This section serves “to promote, encourage, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive long-range plan to acquire, maintain, and develop for public use, those areas of the state best adapted to the development of a comprehensive system of state and local outdoor recreation facilities and services…”

Town of Saratoga Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027

The primary purpose of this outdoor recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the Town of Saratoga.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) was prepared pursuant to Wisconsin Statute §23.30 Outdoor Recreation Program.  This section serves “to promote, encourage, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive long-range plan to acquire, maintain, and develop for public use, those areas of the state best adapted to the development of a comprehensive system of state and local outdoor recreation facilities and services…”

Public Service Announcements – Regional Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes To School (SRTS) advocacy video that briefly describes what this program is all about. Created by East Central Florida Regional Planning Council with a SRTS grant.
32 second PSA “A”
32 second PSA “B”

For more information on Share & Be Aware, read the press release, and check out the Share & Be Aware section of our website for a quick orientation to the rules of the road.

3.57 minute video
The League of American Cyclists promotes Safe Routes to School programs. Share this video with your local school board, PTA, or city council.

1:23 minute PSA
A PSA from the National Safety Council and First Student featuring safety tips to share the road with school buses. Visit nsc.org/back2school for more information and downloadable materials on back to school safety issues.

City of Merrill Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027

The primary purpose of this outdoor recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the City of Merrill.

Adoption of this plan by the Merrill City Council and subsequent acceptance by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will continue the City’s eligibility for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCON), and Stewardship Fund money.

Non-profit groups, foundations, and the general public may also use this document to coordinate their own private efforts for developing outdoor recreation facilities.