Safe Routes to School
|Safe Routes to School|
Safe Routes to School is a federal program that assists localities with the construction and maintenance of sidewalks and other trails that help students walk or cycle to their school. It is administered locally by the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation.
|An article on Wikipedia has information about Safe Routes to School in areas beyond Albemarle County's borders.|
Albemarle County projects
Albemarle County received a $190,000 grant in 2010 for road and sidewalk improvements to access Crozet Elementary School and the Field School. It will be constructed in early 2012 if plans are finished by then. 
The county is also planning for Safe Routes programs for Jack Jouett Middle School and Greer Elementary School.  The plan, which consists of seven individual infrastructural improvement projects, is still in its initial phase as of June 2012 and requires approval from VDOT before requesting funding. 
This will build a path from 11th Street to Venable School. 
This will add new sidewalks to make it safer for children to walk to the school.
- Web. Grant paves way for new school sidewalks, staff report, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, May 12, 2010
- Web. Walking to Crozet Elementary to get easier, safer, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 3, 2012, retrieved October 3, 2011.
- Web. Safe Routes to School Travel Plan - Greer Elementary and Jouett Middle, retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Web. Routes to Greer Elementary, Jouett Middle School to get safer, Ian Lamb, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 24, 2012, retrieved June 25, 2012.