The School Area Traffic Control Policy (SATCP), provides information regarding the establishment of school zones, crossings, adult crossing guards and Safe Routes to School (Infrastructure, Encouragemet and Traffic Control) maps. The School Area Traffic Control Policy can be found here.

2023 – 2024 Safe Routes to School Revised Routes, Ped/Bike Projects and Proposed Adult Crossing Guards

The Safe Routes to School Plan provides a provision to review and revise the plan based on changes to district boundaries. Following the decision by the USD 497 School Board on Monday March 27th to close Broken Arrow and Pinckney, the Safe Routes to School Working group met to discuss the timeline for the decision around boundaries. Based on the School Board decisions on April 24th and May 8th to set the new elementary boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year, the SRTS Working group developed the following proposed routes, identified pedestrian & bikeway projects and recommend adult crossing guard locations and pilots based on the final adopted boundaries. The timeline to develop these recommendations was compressed due to the timing of the decisions of the USD 497 School Board. For Adult Crossing Guard recommendations, the timeline prevented staff from following the School Area Traffic Control Policy; more detail to these exceptions can be found in the Adult Crossing Guard section of the report linked below.

Public comments on the proposed planned infrastructure route changes, identified projects, and proposed adult crossing guard locations can be provided thru the online survey at from May 10th thru 23rd or at the Open House. At the open house, staff will share the proposals, answer questions and hear your thoughts on May 16th from 4:30-6:30pm in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.  All comments collected will be shared with the Multimodal Transportation Commission for final recommendation on the SRTS plan amendment and recommended placement of adult crossing guards before the SRTS Plan Amendment and Crossing Guard decision will go to the City Commission.

View the Proposed SRTS Infrastructure Maps, SRTS Pedestrian & Bikeway Projects and Proposed Adult Crossing Guards


The Lawrence-Douglas County Safe Routes to School Program is a partnership with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. View the Be Active Safe Routes site find school maps.

View the Safe Routes to School Plan.

Find out more about the Safe Routes to School built environment improvements.

Learn about what the City and Lawrence Public Schools does to promote school safety.