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PEM Schools Safe Routes to School Grant




The City of Plainview, in coordination with PEM schools and the City of Elgin, has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


The grant will be used to plan, design, install and evaluate demonstration projects to improve walking and biking to school as part of the state’s Safe Routes to School program, according to the Plainview News.


Projects are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in Elgin. PEM 4-6 students will join in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, anticipated to be held at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Second Avenue Northwest, on a route that children use to walk to the PEM 4-6 building. 


The Plainview demonstration project is also Thursday , May 23rd along Minnesota Highway 42 at Second Avenue Northwest, along a route that children use to walk to the PEM PreK-3 and high school buildings. 


A ribbon-cutting event will be planned for that afternoon, following completion of the demonstration project.


Safe Routes to School projects include curb extensions to reduce pedestrian crossing distances, increase visibility between people walking and driving, and encourage appropriate driver yielding behavior, according to MnDOT.

 

 

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