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April 25, 2014
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Lake Tahoe schools working on Safe Routes plan

At a workshop at the middle school Wednesday, people are asked to share ideas about the biggest safety issues at each of Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s four elementary schools and ways to encourage more walking, biking and carpooling to them.

The district has a $10,000 planning grant to develop a Safe Routes to Schools plan for the Bijou, Environmental Magnet, Sierra House and Tahoe Valley elementary schools.

The planning process will look for ways to improve walking and biking access and safety for students and their families. Findings will be used to apply for a larger Safe Routes to Schools grant to pay for the highest priority projects identified among the schools.

“We are all really excited about hearing from and working with parents, students and the community to make sure we identify the best projects and designs,” said Gavin Feiger, co-chairman of Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative community mobility workgroup.

“The more public participation we get, the better the plan and projects will be and the more competitive we will be in applying for construction funds,” Feiger said.

The workshop is being held at the middle school auditorium, 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30.

People who cannot attend the workshop can provide comments through an online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLT-SRTS


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