The Vermont Safe Routes to School program is intended to benefit children in primary and middle schools (K-8). Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is about children walking and biking to school: regularly, routinely, and safely.
The Vermont SR2S program provides support in the form of funding and services to participating schools/school districts around the state. ACRPC acts as a regional coordinator for the VT SR2S program and supports participating schools in the region. The schools are working to:
Mary Hogan School will be using the plan as a guide for their 2014-15 work plan.
The school is purportedly close to achieving a platinum level (the highest) in the Safe Routes to School VT program. The SR2S work group have been discussing crosswalk and signage improvements to the Mary Hogan School parking lot as well as a host of other proposed changes aiming to improve their traffic flow and safety.
From 2011-2012, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), through the Vermont SR2S Resource Center, has provided technical assistance in identifying infrastructure improvements that would have a positive impact on walking and biking to the Ferrisburgh Central School. These infrastructure recommendations are considered planning level and will require further engineering analysis to determine feasibility. However, as this study is only first step towards providing improved mobility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, its recommendations can be the basis for future grants and/or improvements initiated by the Town of Ferrisburgh and/or Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.
The ideas and recommendations developed during this process will guide us in creating a well-balanced approach to building our SRTS program at Ferrisburgh Central School. This document is a resource to plan our encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation efforts with assistance from the VT SR2S Resource Center. In this way it will be a “living document” to be reviewed and updated each year. The plan also includes recommendations for
engineering projects near Ferrisburgh Central School for walking and biking.
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