Ashby School launched a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) demonstration project on Main St. and Birch Ave., in front of the school. They are painting portions of the sidewalk to make young pedestrians more prominent.
According to Horizon Public Health, demonstration projects are short-term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects that are used to test potential design solutions to improve walking and biking. The project is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and is being completed in partnership with the City of Ashby, Grant County and Ashby School.
“The project offers an opportunity for students, families, and members of the public to try potential changes to the street that are designed to improve safety and comfort for children walking and biking to school.” Test it out and give your feedback! Community members are invited to walk, bike, and drive through the project site while it is installed and share feedback through an online survey. Click here to fill out!