Local Motion working with seven schools to establish "Safe Routes"

The Safe Routes Initiative is a federal program that ha been in existence for several years. The initiative has two mains focus areas. One is to provide education and outreach for school age children on the benefits of walking and/or biking to school.

In order to do this, obstacles need to be identified and addressed, said Keating. From unsafe routes to lack of sidewalks, and the culture of car transport, or lack of traffic law enforcement.

The other focus area is the infrastructure program, which aims to provide better quality paths and sidewalks that can safely transport kids, said Keating.

For more information, contact Peter Keating at pkeating@ccmpo.org or Pam Mathews at pam@localmotion.org .

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