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Planned community meeting focuses on creating safe walking routes to school

Houghton schools are participating in a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project this year in collaboration with the City of Houghton. The project goal is to make walking or biking to school easier and safer by changing infrastructure and creating new programs. The project team is holding a community input meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to share ideas, updates, and discuss how to make Houghton a safer place.

The project team is currently collecting information to listen, understand and document needs and opportunities for improvement from community members including: parents, students, teachers, kids and concerned citizens. The SRTS team would like to hear ideas for improvements, concerns, and experiences or challenges. Documenting information collected from this meeting may assist in future grant applications.

To learn more about the Safe Routes to School initiative, check out: saferoutesmichigan.org

Participating in this small informal discussion will provide a better understanding of local challenges, experiences, and concerns regarding transportation. SRTS is inviting anyone to come to this event to learn more and share feedback.

For more information please contact:

Richelle Winkler, rwinkler@mtu.edu