W.E. Mitchell middle school

*Map Updated May 2020

ABout the SRTS Plan

This Final SRTS Master Plan outlines a comprehensive vision for improving walking and bicycling near Rancho Cordova Schools, along with an implementation strategy to help the City realize this vision by pursuing individual projects or coordinating with complementary efforts. This Plan also helps the City meet goals, policies, and actions identified in its General Plan, as well as its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans.

SRTS Recommendations for W.E. Mitchell Middle school

The following document presents identified challenges and recommended engineering improvements and program activities at W.E. Mitchell Middle School. These recommendations are based on community, school staff, City staff, and partner agency input gathered through walk audits and pop up events at each school, a community workshop, and the project website. 

Each school section contains a short description of the school environment, followed by a numbered list of locations where challenges were identified. These numbers correspond to locations on the improvement map for each school. For some improvements, the City has already secured funding, completed design work, or otherwise begun the implementation process. These are noted with “implementation currently underway.” Behavior and program-related challenges and needs are discussed in each school section as appropriate. More detailed descriptions of all recommended programs are
included in the following chapter.

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Past Events

The City is looking to continue improving safe walking and biking routes to W.E. Mitchell Middle School. The City will use data collection methods, including bike and walk to school counts, parent surveys, and walk audits, to understand current barriers to active transportation.

W.E. Mitchell Walk Audit

October 25, 2018

Download the Walk Audit flyer

Travel Tallies

December 2018

Student Hand Tallies are conducted by teachers in the morning during attendance over the course of three consecutive days (a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), where teachers ask students how they got to school that morning and how they plan to return home from school. Mode choices include walking, biking, school bus, family vehicle, carpool, transit, and other. “Other” typically includes skateboards, scooters, and other modes of transportation that do not fall under existing categories.

Parent Surveys

December 2018

Parent Surveys were distributed to parents via printed paper surveys or an online link. Surveys were provided in English, Spanish, and Russian depending on each school’s language needs. The purpose of Parent Surveys is to understand family travel patterns to and from school as well as barriers and challenges to walking and biking to school.

School Pop-Up

April 4, 2019

The project team attended W.E. Mitchell Middle School to gather parent and student feedback on safety getting to and from school.