Be Active Safe Routes


In Lawrence and Douglas County, the Be Active Safe Routes program is a comprehensive approach to make neighborhoods safe and accessible for EVERYONE. In addition to improving safety, Be Active Safe Routes benefits communities by reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, increasing the opportunity to be physically active and building community cohesion.

Be Active Safe Routes is possible because of many partnerships within the community all working toward one common goal: safe routes for all.  

Public Comment Period 

The public comment period occurred from October 2 to October 19 2020. The draft Safe Routes to School Plans were available for public review online at:; paper copies were available for review at Lawrence City Hall Riverfront – Planning & Development Services Office (1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 320) from 8 am to 4 pm, Baldwin City Public Library, Eudora City Hall, and Lawrence Public Library.

The public comment period has closed. Staff is preparing to take the documents to the various bodies under the “Approval Process” heading. 

Approval Process

The Safe Routes to School Plans for Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City were approved by the MPO Policy Board on November 19, 2020. The table in the Approval Process section below details when the other entities reviewed/approved the plan.



     Baldwin City

PlanLawrence Safe Routes to School Plan Eudora Safe Routes to School PlanBaldwin City Safe Routes to School Plan  
CommentsLawrence Comments and Staff Responses  Eudora Comments and Staff Responses  Baldwin City Comments and Staff Responses