Friday, January 7, 2011
Safe Routes to School in FairfaxThere is a growing interest in providing kids with the option of safely walking and biking to school. It's part of a larger movement to make our communities more livable, less car dependent. In December the Board of Supervisors asked county staff to coordinate a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant application. Despite previous attempts by the Board to encourage Fairfax to get involved in this program, there is currently only one school, Lynbrook Elementary School, receiving SRTS funding, in a program managed by Trails for Youth.
There is now a new Facebook page, Safe Routes to School in Fairfax. Check it out for the latest SRTS news in Fairfax. We're aware of SRTS efforts in Springfield (Lynbrook ES), Burke (Terra Centre ES), and Vienna (Wolftrap, Louise Archer, Marshall Road, and Vienna slementary schools). If you know of others, why not write on the Safe Routes to School in Fairfax Facebook wall to let us know about them.
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