DAYTON, KY (FOX19) - Governor Steve Beshear announced funding Wednesday for eight projects that encourage and enable children to walk or bicycle safely to school.
One of the projects is in Dayton.
The program, Safe Routes to School (SRTS), is federally funded but administered by the Office of Local Programs in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.
“Once completed, these projects will provide an opportunity for more of our children to safely practice a healthy lifestyle by walking and riding their bikes to school,” Gov. Beshear said.
Under the SRTS program, cities, counties and school boards can apply for funding for a broad range of projects and activities in close proximity to elementary and middle schools. Eligible projects and activities include new or improved sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes; public awareness campaigns, and traffic enforcement near schools.