School Routes Analysis
Contact: Sarah Kraum
The School Routes Analysis is a pilot project to analyze the area around nine schools in the Melbourne and Palm Bay Area. The schools are: Dr. WJ Creel Elementary , Harbor City Elementary, Roy Allen Elementary, Croton Elementary, Lockmar Elementary, Riviera Elementary, John F. Turner Elementary, Odyssey Charter , and Southwest Middle. The schools were selected via the municipalities utilizing a National Safe Routes to School Prioritization Tool.
The analysis used data, field reviews, and discussions with the schools to make recommendations and could lead to Safe Routes to School projects to improve the safety, walkability, and bicycle access to the schools by students and faculty.
The analysis approach will create a framework for moving forward in implementing and conducting School Routes Analyses for the remainder of the county.
Below you can access the final reports and a summary booklet for each study area:
A Next Steps Memo was developed to help guide the future of the project/program. Next Steps Memo can be accessed below:
The Technical Committee is made up or municipal representatives from Brevard County, Melbourne, and Palm Bay, Space Coast TPO Staff, and Brevard County Public School transportation and planning departments. Their purpose is to be a sounding board for the project team, liaisons to their respective agencies/municipalities, review and provide input on draft work products, and attend school coordination meetings and field reviews.
The Technical Committee had a Kick-Off Meeting on July 22, 2019. The presentation from that meeting can be accessed here.
The Social and Economic Profiles for the planning areas can be accessed here: