The planning funded by the grant should be complete by the end of the school year, said Brooklyn Center Public Works Director and City Engineer Steve Lillehaug.
It has focused on schools in the city that serve students in kindergarten through sixth grade, he
Possible improvements range from adding or improving sidewalks and crosswalks near schools in addition to signage, according to Lillehaug
The city's regular street reconstruction projects could include some of the improvements.
also offers grants for implementing projects identified during the planning stage, Lillehaug
"We have a pretty good system but there are some missing elements that we've identified and we'll be addressing," he
A grant from Active Living Hennepin County is funding the development of school route maps in Brooklyn Center
Additionally, the city and county are partners in a study of methods to increase walking and biking in Brooklyn Center
The study, which includes a survey of residents, is expected to be complete by the end of the year, Lillehaug
"The goal of all of this is to encourage students and the community to lead healthier lifestyles," he
Overall, the grants have provided the city an opportunity to evaluate all of its systems for pedestrians, Lillehaug
Residents may complete the biking and walking survey online through Monday, July 1, at surveymonkey.com/s/BCPedBikeStudy.
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