Portsmouth Safe Routes to School Grant


December 2, 2013      
                                                                  
PORTSMOUTH, NH – The City of Portsmouth is one of eleven communities awarded a grant under the most recent NH DOT's Safe Routes to School Grant Round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The City has been awarded a total of $105,239 out of the $1.9 million awarded state-wide. Most of the grant funds ($88,534) will be used for design and construction of an on-road bicycle route on Lafayette Road / Middle Street including marked bike lanes, pavement markings, and signage as appropriate. The remaining $16,705 will support non-infrastructure Safe Routes to School programs and activities, including Walk or Bike to School Day events; evaluation and tracking of walk / bike to school habits and preferences for Portsmouth K-to-8 schools; and program coordination and volunteer training.
For more information please contact Juliet Walker, Transportation Planner for the City of Portsmouth Planning Department at (603) 610-7296 or by email: jthwalker@cityofportsmouth.com.