Updated: 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Posted: 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Dayton Awarded money for “Safe Routes to Schools”
The Ohio Department of Transportation awarded Dayton $582,919 in Safe Routes to School funding. This represents about 15 percent of the $3.9 million awarded across the state.
The money will be used to implement pedestrian / bicycle safety features at five neighborhood schools. High visibility crosswalk striping and signs will be added around all the buildings.
• Edison PreK-8 School, $75,000: Broadway Street will be narrowed to reduce speeds and improve safety of pedestrian crossings and school bus unloading. Sidewalk/curbs will be repaired or replaced.
• Fairview Elementary School, $185,000: Pathways/lighting for a portion of Fairview Commons along with bicycle racks.
• Kiser PreK-8 School, $10,000: High visibility crosswalk striping and signs, only.
• Ruskin PreK-8 School, $65,000: Replace/repair of sidewalks on Xenia Avenue and McLure Street.
• Cleveland PreK-8 School, $100,000: Lighting along Cleveland Avenue adjacent to Cleveland Park. More bike racks will be added to meet high demand.