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VIDEO: A Safer Ride to School

March 08, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

It's that time in the legislative session when proposals for the state bonding bill pour in. The Minnesota legislature is considering borrowing $775 million for state infrastructure work, maintenance, and research for future projects. It's also an opportunity to redesign infrastructure at a neighborhood level. 

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, policy makers, and city planners gathered at the capitol to announce proposals for a $3 million Safe Routes to School program that would make it safer to get to class in Minnesota school districts on two wheels.

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  • Andrea Lauer says:

    March 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The City of Royalton is working with our school district to put in sidewalks/bike lanes for our city. The Safe Routes to Schools program would make a huge difference to our students. The median age of our community is 34 and we have a high number of elementary school students that would use the sidewalks/bike lanes to get to school safely. The city hosts an annual Bike Rodeo where the police department provides bike safety information,and children can have bikes checked to ensure they are in good working order.
    We need to encourage more walking/biking in our communities and Safe Routes to Schools is a great start!
    Andrea Lauer
    Mayor, City of Royalton
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