Safe Routes to School is a national program designed to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
The program evaluates the built environment around the schools, conducts activities and funds projects that improve safety, reduce traffic and reduce air pollution in the area surrounding the schools.
The Town of Braselton, City of Hoschton, West Jackson Primary School and West Jackson Intermediate School are pursuing a Safe Routes to School Grant for the installation of pedestrian improvements to encourage and promote a healthy and safe environment in which to walk and bike to school.
The Safe Routes to School Program is an excellent opportunity for these two communities to work together to plan and to apply for the federal funds needed to promote and aid their walking and biking student population in grades K – 8th, and to separate children from vehicular traffic, as well as divert traffic away from school zones.
The improvements proposed by the Braselton-Hoschton Safe Routes to School will link:
- Residential subdivisions located in The City of Hoschton and Town of Braselton to the West Jackson Primary School and the West Jackson Intermediate School.
- The Public Spaces students and their parents frequent, such as the Braselton Library, the Hoschton Park, the Braselton Park and the Downtown Districts.
- Town of Braselton transportation and streetscape Improvements to the Schools, Parks and other Public Spaces.
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