(This is a current view of the road approaching Tavelli Elementary in northeast Fort Collins. The grant money will create bike lanes, crosswalks and complete sidewalks.)
The City of Fort Collins Safe Routes to School Program announced this week the award of a grant that it says will make a major impact in safety and accessibility for students walking and riding to Tavelli Elementary School in Northeast Fort Collins.
Safe Routes Coordinator Nancy Nichols, along with an advisory group composed of city, school district and Bike Fort Collins representatives, assessed the infrastructure deficit at Tavelli and designated it a priority for the CDOT grant opportunity, which will be supplemented by funds from Poudre Schools.
Tavelli is situated at the northeast corner of Lemay and Miramont Drive, a mile north of Vine in northeast Fort Collins. Students coming from the south on Lemay in particular face an inhospitable, dangerous route with no sidewalks or bike lanes.
The project will provide for a separated bike path and crosswalk which are critical pieces in the city’s push towards shifting half of all local school kids getting to school via bike or on foot.
Bike Fort Collins is a proud partner in the Safe Routes to School program and congratulates Nancy Nichols and the city on funding this project.
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