Arizona Schools Embrace Safe Routes to School Program

Aug. 2, 2007
Grants from the Arizona Department of Education will be used for bicycle helmets and to install speed-reader boards to help slow traffic.

Gilbert Elementary School and Gilbert Junior High, along with Mesquite Elementary School and Mesquite Junior High, Gilbert, Ariz., are working with the town to encourage students to walk or ride bikes to school, and to ensure proper safeguards are in place.

The town received $39,000 from the Arizona Department of Education, which it will use to purchase bicycle helmets and install speed-reader boards to help slow traffic. Maricopa County is putting its $26,000 share toward determining why some students don’t walk or bike to school.

Click here to read The Arizona Republic article.

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