Be Active Safe Routes


COVID-19 Announcement

Out of respect for the difficulties facing the schools and local governments due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Safe Routes to School planning work in Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City has been momentarily put on hold. The plan prior to the COVID-19 pandemic was to have approved SRTS plans before the end of the school year. At this point in time, we do not believe this is the prudent path for us to take. Instead, the SRTS partnership will continue to work on the internal processes of developing the plan (which were occurring prior to the pandemic) such as reviewing parent feedback submitted through the parent survey in all three cities and the feedback packet in Lawrence.

The timeline for approval (by the boards listed below) and public comment will rely on the impacts of COVID-19 and is subject to change. Updates will be posted at and once they are known.

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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. 

Parents are invited to provide feedback to Douglas County school districts on routes and the Safe Routes planning process. 
School Date Time Meeting Room Address Packet Response Deadline
Billy Mills Jan 22 6:00 pm Site Council Library 2734 Louisiana St PDF Digital February 5
Broken Arrow Jan 30 6:00 pm Site Council 2704 Louisiana St PDF Digital Feb 13
Cordley Feb 6 6:30 pm Site Council 1837 Vermont St PDF Digital Feb 20
Deerfield Dec 10 4:30 pm Site Council 101 Lawrence Ave PDF Digital Jan 22
Hillcrest Feb 10 5:30 pm Site Council 1045 Hilltop Dr PDF Digital Feb 24
Kennedy Jan 21 5:00 pm Site Council 1605 Davis Rd PDF Digital Feb 4
Langston Hughes Jan 14 5:30 pm Site Council Front Office Conference Room 1101 George Williams Way PDF Digital Jan 29
Liberty Memorial Central Feb 3 6:00 pm Site Council 1400 Massachusetts St PDF Digital Feb 17
New York Feb 6 7:00 pm Site Council 936 New York St PDF Digital Feb 20
Pinckney PDF Digital Feb 15
Prairie Park Dec 3 6:30 pm PTA Library 2711 Kensington Rd PDF Digital Jan 9
Quail Run Jan 14 4:15 pm Site Council Library 1130 Inverness Dr PDF Digital Feb 25
Schwegler Feb 11 5:30 pm Site Council Art Room 2201 Ousdahl Rd PDF Digital Feb 25
Sunflower Dec 3 7:00 pm PTO Library 2521 Inverness Dr PDF Digital Jan 9
Sunset Hill Feb 11 5:00 pm Site Council 901 Schwarz Rd PDF Digital Feb 25
Southwest Feb 5 4:00 pm Site Council 2511 Inverness Dr PDF Digital Feb 19
West Feb 11 5:00 pm Site Council 2700 Harvard Rd PDF Digital Feb 25
Woodlawn Feb 5 4:00 pm Site Council 508 Elm St PDF Digital Feb 19

Email us at Sarah Hartsig for a paper copy of the packet to be mailed to you.  Return the packet to your school principal.