Safe Routes to School Program
The Board of Education is proud to participate in the Department of Transportation’s grant-funded Safe Routes to School Program. The objectives of the program are to:
- Enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
- Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and
- Facilitate the development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of New Jersey’s primary and middle schools (PK-8).
Our project includes adding a sidewalk on Monroe Avenue behind John Hill School and another sidewalk from Monroe to the back of JHS; improvements of ADA-accessible ramps at intersections along Lathrop Avenue between Vreeland Avenue and Washington Street/Main Street; and installation of pedestrian safety lighting and signage.
On November 14, 2017, the Board awarded a contract to D&L Paving for $283,719.96 -- all of which is eligible for reimbursement from the grant. Work begins as soon as school ends to minimize the inconvenience on local traffic.