The Transylvania Times -

BES Receives Safe Routes Funding


The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded its first Safe Routes to School program funds with nearly $1.6 million going to 11 municipalities and local agencies. The funding is for bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects and safety programs for local schools.

"Only 15 percent of children living nearby walk or bike to school today compared to nearly 90 percent a generation ago, and as a result, about 25 percent of morning peak hour traffic is made up of parents driving students to school," said Leza Wright Mundt, the NCDOT Safe Routes to School coordinator. "By using funds to motiv...

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