AUSTIN, Texas — Walking, biking or driving to school could be safer for students in Austin.
The city of Austin's 'Safe Routes to School' program has been around for a while providing awareness and resources to increase road safety around school, but now they're adding infrastructure improvements to their program.
"Our mission is to increase the number of students that are walking or biking to school, and we do that through three different prongs, we have the crossing guards – we have over 200 crossing guards throughout the city of Austin, we have an education team that goes out to nearly 100 elementary schools and trains about 48,000 students and through the 2016 bond we received funding to build infrastructure," Amir Emamian with the public works department.
This is the last leg of the public works program on pedestrian and bicycle safety which makes change for safety easier.
If you would like to give your feedback on your local school route you can contact the public works department by phone at (512) 974-7058.
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