Safe Routes spreads to Wisconsin elementary schools
from Wauwatosa Now
Sarah Lerand is the first person to tell her Safe Routes to School liaisons to be patient. "Nothing happens quickly," Lerand said, noting the district's lack of sidewalks, congested traffic and other barriers to students walking or biking to school. Her patience is paying off. Since becoming McKinley Elementary School's SRTS coordinator in 2010, Lerand has helped survey parents, create walking school bus routes and receive federal grant money. One grant has helped fund speed radar signs on Swan Boulevard, North Avenue and Wauwatosa Avenue. It's also equipped crossing guards with tools to increase their visibility, like safety cones and emergency kits.
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