Safe Routes to School Project

The City of Fridley is preparing a grant application for improvements outlined in Safe Routes to School plans for Hayes Elementary and Fridley Middle School. An open house was held on November 14, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Fridley Civic Campus

Open House Presentation

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Project Background

In 2017, the City of Fridley (City) and Fridley Public Schools collaborated to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans to increase opportunities for area students to walk, bike, and roll to school. These plans outline priority infrastructure, programmatic and educational strategies to be implemented by the City and Fridley Public Schools. SRTS projects completed to date include the construction of the West Moore Lake Drive Trail (Medtronic Parkway to 61st Avenue), 7th Street Trail (53rd Avenue to 61st Avenue), 61st Avenue flashing stop signs and new bike parking.

Project Details

The City of Fridley is proposing to apply for grant funding through the Regional Solicitation program for priority projects listed in the approved SRTS plans for Hayes Elementary School and Fridley Middle School including:

  • An 8'-10' wide trail connection on the eastside of 7th Street between 61st Avenue and Mississippi Street connecting the existing 7th Street trail to Mississippi Street
  • An 8' to 10' wide trail connection on the northside of 61st Avenue between University Avenue and Fridley Middle School replacing the existing sidewalk
  • An 8' to 10' wide trail connection on the northside of Commons Park and Fridley Middle School connecting 7th Street and Jacson Street
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at the intersections of  7th Street and Monroe Street with Mississippi Street

These projects will fill gaps within the City’s existing trail network and improve crossings for local roads. 

Additionally, Anoka County is applying for Regional Solicitation funding to modify Mississippi Street based on a feasibility study conducted in 2019. 

More Information

You can find more information on the importance of increasing walking and biking to school, current barriers to walking and biking to school, and identified priority projects within the approved SRTS Plans:

Share Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on this project proposal. Please join us for an open house to learn more on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Fridley Civic Campus, Fireside Room. Following the open house, presentation slides and a survey will be posted to this page.


For more information, please contact 763-572-3554 or email