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Janesville "Safe Routes to School"

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Steve Benton
October 9, 2009
— The City and School District of Janesville are working together on a plan to get more kids to walk or bike to school. Associate City Planner, Terry Nolan, says a Task Force is currently wrapping up work on a planning document and need the help of parents and interested community members.

The "Safe Routes to School" program started in Denmark in the 1970s and has grown to include 40 countries. While years ago most children walked or biked to school, today the average is just 15%. Nolan says there are various reasons, including physical barriers, like traffic, and perceived threats to children, including crime.


The Task Force's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 12th at 6 pm at the Educational Services Center.



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