The Washington State Department of Transportation has granted the City of Edmonds more than $1.43 million in funding as part of the federal Safe Routes to School program.
These grant programs are designed to help local communities address pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety near their schools. Three projects are slated to be funded by the proceeds of these federal grants.
- Sidewalk improvements near Scriber Lake High School on 238th Street SW from 100th Avenue W. to 104th Avenue W. to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Sidewalk improvements near Sherwood Elementary School on 15th Street SW from Edmonds Way to Eighth Avenue S. to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- A mid-block crossing on State Route 104 to enhance safety and visibility for pedestrians and bicyclists. This project, north of Pine Street toward Dayton Street at the point where a path exists through City Park, will be managed by WSDOT.
“We look forward to formally receiving these grants in the coming year,” says Mayor Dave Earling. “The walkability and bicycle-friendly nature of our neighborhoods is a big part of what makes Edmonds a special place to call home. It’s wonderful that our staff continues to be successful in securing outside grant funds for local infrastructure.”