SC Safe Routes Program Opportunities

Back in May, we told you about the SC Safe Routes to School Program (a project of SCDOT) and their initial kick-off meetings. In just a few months, this program has gained momentum, has unveiled a new website, and is offering some great opportunities this fall.

The program offers Safe Routes to School Travel Plan assistance to eligible schools, and they have selected the following three schools statewide to receive assistance for the upcoming year:

Lewis Greenview Elementary, Columbia
Mellichamp Elementary, Orangeburg
Manning Primary School, Manning
**Correction: the following schools also have received travel assistance:
Stone Academy, Greenville
Sterling School, Greenville
Mary H. Wright Elementary, Spartanburg
McCracken Middle School, Spartanburg
Westview Primary, Goose Creek
Conway Elementary, Conway
A. C. Corcoran, North Charleston

The Travel Plan serves as a complete Safe Routes to School guide for the school. It includes a 12-month activity/event calendar for Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation activities; and also includes recommendations for physical changes to sidewalks, roadway crossings and trails leading to their campus. The process is broken down between 3 meetings throughout the year. The first series of meetings has already occurred, and the second set is scheduled to occur in October or November.

For those interested in learning more about the Safe Routes program, they are offering four condensed workshops statewide, led by National experts with Toole Design Group.

Tuesday, October 25 from 11:30 to 4
Blythe Academy
100 Blythe Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

Wednesday, October 26 from 12 to 4:45
Sullivan Middle School
1825 Eden Terrace
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Tuesday, November 1 from 11:30 to 4:30
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina
900 Lake Carolina Drive
Columbia, SC 29229

Wednesday, November 2 from 11:30-4pm
Drayton Hall Elementary – Media Center
3138 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

If you are interested in becoming involved or want to learn about the workshops or next Travel Assistance meetings, please call the SC Safe Routes to School Hotline at 866.4SC.SRTS or email [email protected].

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