Safe Routes To School + 3 Mile Road

For the past 3 Fridays, many members of Norte!’s Youth Leadership Council have been riding to school at Grand Traverse Academy (GTA) and East Middle School (EMS) to get some exercise and raise awareness for the lack of safe infrastructure for those walking and biking on 3 mile road.

With 4 schools – GTA, EMS, Cherry Knoll (CK) , St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) , a library, a BATA bus stop, a grocery store, and many other businesses, the 3 mile/Hammond intersection deserves better. Much better.

Norte! is committed to making this happen by applying for another Safe Routes To School grant to extend the trail from South Airport to Hammond but we need your help.

3 ways you can help:

  • Join the GT Sheriff’s department for a ride to school on the last day of school, Wednesday June 7th. GT Sheriff vehicles will accompany riders leading at the front and rear. This ride is meant to highlight the need for extending the trail along 3 Mile. Gather at 6:55, rolling at 7:05 AM. Riders will meet on the 3 Mile Trail at Business Park Drive. We will ride on the 3 Mile Trail, up to S. Airport. At that point we will meet up with GT Sheriff officers, cross and be escorted to GTA, EMS, CK and SEAS.
  • If you have a child at any of these 4 schools and support a better, safer, more equitable 3 mile, please take this short but very important survey and then invite your friends to do the same:


  • No kids at school but still want to help? Good news, we’re forming a work team committee to keep things moving forward. Get involved by completing this form:

3 Mile Work Team