Several Indianapolis metropolitan-area schools are among 39 statewide to receive $3.4 million in federal and state money for walking and biking paths.
Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education announced the awards today.
The funding comes in the fifth year of Indiana’s Safe Routes to School program, which promotes walking and biking by school children with federal transportation funds.
The grants are on top of pedestrian and bicycle paths built under the Major Moves initiative and Hoosiers on the Move statewide trails plan.
For more information, go to http://SafeRoutes.IN.gov.
The grants awarded to Indianapolis-area schools are:
$250,000, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School and Indianapolis Public School 84, the Center for Inquiry; for traffic calming measures, bike parking, pedestrian countdown signals, sidewalk reconstruction, drainage improvements and equipment.
$250,000, Eagle and Brown Elementary schools, Brownsburg; for shared use paths, crosswalks, curb ramps and signs.
$250,000, Center Grove Elementary and Middle schools in Johnson County; for sidewalk construction and a pedestrian bridge.
$243,126, Belzer Middle School and Harrison Hill, Sunnyside and Amy Beverland elementary schools, Lawrence; for construction of sidewalks, a shared-use path, crosswalks and signals.
$75,000, IPS Thomas D. Gregg School 15; for a comprehensive Safe Routes plan, encouragement, outreach, education, training and incentives.
Call Star reporter Diana Penner at (317) 444-6249.