Soldotna Continuing Safe Routes to School Program

During last night’s meeting of the Soldotna City Council, the council voted to forward the Safe Routes to School program. Soldotna City Planner Stephanie Queen explained…


Queen: “So City of Soldotna has received a $65,000 grant from the State of Alaska DOT for a Safe Routes to School Plan. It’s going to allow us to look at six local schools in the area, and focus on what improvements might need to be made to get kids safely back and forth, walking or riding their bikes to school.”


The council approved a resolution last night authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with PDC Inc. Engineers in the amount of $59,900, for the project


Queen: “We’re going to be working with their team to get this project rolling, we’re going to be doing some planning over the summer, and hopefully next fall when school starts off, we’ll be looking to get a lot of public involvement from parents, administrators, students, on what  some of their concerns are, and then the plan, which will wrap up in 2014 will contain a lot of recommendations that hopefully the city will be able to implement  both physical improvements, and some programming ideas on how to get kids more safely walking and riding their bikes to school.”

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