$75K Award Will Help Get Kids Walking To School Last Updated: November 9, 2012 9:53:59 am
Press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Students will soon find it safer and more convenient to walk or bike to 26 Indiana schools thanks to more than $3.4 million in awards announced today by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The Safe Routes to School program promotes walking and biking among children in grades K through 8 by investing federal transportation funds in approved construction, planning, training and encouragement activities.
Listed below are the 2012 Safe Routes to School awards to schools, school districts and communities. Maximum awards are $250,000 for infrastructure projects and $75,000 for non-infrastructure programs. More information is available on Indiana’s Safe Routes to School Web site at www.SafeRoutes.IN.gov.
- $250,000 for sidewalks, sidewalk replacement, crosswalks and curb ramps for two schools in Linton, Greene County
- $75,000 for a school travel plan, encouragement, promotion, education, training, enforcement, incentives and equipment purchases for one school in Versailles, Ripley County
- $250,000 for sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, curb and gutter for Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School and Indianapolis Public School (IPS) No. 84 Center for Inquiry
- Amy Beverland Elementary School in the Lawrence Township School District received one infrastructure and one non-infrastructure award:
- $250,000 for sidewalks, crosswalks and curb ramps
- $67,500 for a comprehensive Safe Routes plan, outreach and safety education materials
- Danville South Elementary and Danville Community Middle School in Hendricks County collectively received one infrastructure and one non-infrastructure award:
- $249,875 for a shared use path, sidewalks, crosswalks, shared lane designation, bike racks, traffic calming, beacons and feedback signs for two schools
- $74,825 for a comprehensive Safe Routes plan, encouragement, enforcement, incentives and equipment purchases for two schools
- $75,000 for a comprehensive Safe Routes plan, safety education materials and incentives at one school in Westfield, Hamilton County
- $75,000 for a comprehensive Safe Routes plan, encouragement, promotion, equipment purchases, education and training for one IPS school
- $249,376 for sidewalk and curb rehab or replacement, curb ramps and crosswalks at two Elwood Community Schools in Madison County
- $247,241 for sidewalks, curb, curb ramps, crosswalks, signs and pedestrian flashing beacons at three schools in Alexandria, Madison County
- $249,996 for a shared use path, sidewalk, bike lanes, crosswalks and curb ramps at two schools in Winamac, Pulaski County
- $249,950 for sidewalks, crosswalks, curb, curb ramps, signs and speed trailers at one school in Attica, Fountain County
- $246,158 for sidewalk, sidewalk reconstruction, crosswalks, curb ramps and a speed trailer at one school in Logansport, Cass County
- $64,550 for a comprehensive Safe Routes Plan, encouragement, education, training, enforcement and equipment purchases for two Rossville Consolidated Schools in Clinton County
- $250,000 for sidewalks, sidewalk replacement, curb ramps and a retaining wall at one school in Angola, Steuben County
- $250,000 for sidewalks, sidewalk replacement and curb ramps at one school in Waterloo, Dekalb County
- $250,000 for sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps and bike route signage at one school in Auburn, Dekalb County
- $46,000 for a comprehensive Safe Routes Plan, promotion, encouragement, equipment purchases and a speed trailer for two schools in Butler, Dekalb County
The state has dramatically expanded transportation facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians over the past few years. Along with those constructed under the Safe Routes to School program, INDOT has installed 378 miles of new or rebuilt sidewalks since 2005. In addition, bicycle and pedestrian trails have grown by more than 50 percent in the past few years to enhance recreation and other types of active transportation. More than 215 miles of trails and shared use paths have been built with the innovative Hoosiers on the Move trails plan.
For more information about INDOT, please visit www.indot.IN.gov or follow us at www.socialmedia.indot.IN.gov.