Grants for Safer Routes to Schools

Jan 26, 2012 by

Grants for Safer Routes to Schools

WSDOT yesterday issued a “call for projects” for our Safe Routes to School
program. The goals of the Safe Routes to School grants are to increase
the number of children walking and biking to school where it is safe,
and if it’s not safe, work to make it safer. The program supports
pedestrian and bicycle safety projects such as walking to school buses,
sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian safety education, bicycle safety
skills classes, crossing guards, speed feedback signs and traffic safety
cameras. The program itself was created to provide children a safe,
healthy alternative to riding the bus or being driven to school.

Eligible Safe Routes projects are those within two-miles of primary and
middle schools (grades K-8), and that address engineering solutions,
educational and encouragement programs, and law enforcement efforts.
Review criteria for the applications are also based on project readiness
and need or potential impact.

More detailed information about the grant program and the application
process is available on WSDOT’s website at
www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/SafeRoutes/CallForProjects. Applications
for Safe Routes to School project grants are due to WSDOT on May 4,
2012.

To learn more about the program, a Safe Routes to School Overview
Webinar has been scheduled for March 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..
To register go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/525058344. For
more information, or if you do not have the capacity to participate on a
webinar, please contact Charlotte Claybrooke at 360-705-7302.

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