The City of Highland is applying for two Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grants. One of the applications is for an infrastructure grant where we are hoping to get funding to bring a 10’ wide shared use path along the east side of Poplar Street from VFW Road south to Arkansas Road. This would complete the connection between the new school building and the Lindenthal campus. If awarded, the City would receive $250K toward the improvements.
The second application is for a Safe Routes to School study that will evaluate the existing routes to and from each school in the district and determine barriers to walking and biking to school and prioritize them for action or future funding opportunities. Planning documents often greatly help in obtaining funding for future projects.
If awarded, the City would receive 100% of the funding necessary to do the planning study.
Please take a minute and let us know your thoughts on the applications and the projects.
Safe Routes to School Survey