Traverse City Safe Routes To School Infrastructure Project

Traverse City Safe Routes To School Infrastructure Project

The Traverse City City Commission approved a resolution of support on October 24, 2016, to begin working on a city-wide Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program. The project partners include representatives from Michigan Fitness Foundation, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS), Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (GTACS), Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), TC Trinity Lutheran, Norte, and others.

The ten schools participating are:

  • TBAISD New Campus School- 1100 Silver Drive
  • TBAISD Oak Park Campus-301 S. Garfield Ave
  • TCAPS Montessori School at Glenn Loomis- 1009 Oak Street
  • TCAPS Willow Hill Elementary-1250 Hill Street
  • TCAPS Central Grade School- 301 W. Seventh Street
  • TCAPS Eastern Elementary School- 1600 Eastern Avenue
  • TCAPS Traverse Heights Elementary- 933 Rose Street
  • TCAPS West Middle School- 3950 Silver Lake Road
  • GTACS Immaculate Conception Elementary School- 218 Vine Street
  • Trinity Lutheran School- 1003 S. Maple Street

In July of 2018, the City received notification from the Michigan Department of Transportation that the multi-school $2M Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure grant received a conditional commitment for 4.9 miles of linear trail/sidewalk expansion, bike lanes, traffic calming, crosswalk improvements and signage upgrades. The City hired Landtech in early 2019 to conduct topographic surveying and mapping.

Once survey data is received, City Staff will begin design work to satisfy the conditions outlined in the Conditional Commitment which include historical, environmental, and technical approvals. The proposed project schedule includes construction in the summer of 2021 for all locations in the Safe Routes to School project scope.

View the project map.

Learn more about Norte’s Safe Routes To School work.