Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hendersonville Wins $192,555 SRTS Grant

. . Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced Safe Routes to School funding for the City of Hendersonville totaling $192,555 for improvements near two local schools. The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

. . Hendersonville will utilize the Safe Routes to School funds to construct sidewalks and crosswalks
improvements, and install new signage near Walton Ferry Elementary and Hawkins Middle Schools.
Funds will also be used to provide an educational program focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety
and promotional activities to encourage walking and bicycling as a safe and healthy initiative. The
project will support the city’s commitment to build, manage, and maintain and effective and safe nonmotorized transportation program.
. . The grant is made possible through a federally funded program administered by the Tennessee
Department of Transportation. “Safe Routes to School is an innovative program that provides an opportunity to work closely with schools, the community, and local government to create a safe environment for children to walk or bike to school,” said Commissioner Schroer. “Since 2007, these grants have funded more than 50 different improvement projects across the state.”
. . This year, TDOT provided more than $1.6 million in Safe Routes to School funds to 10 municipalities for projects across the state.

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