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Discussion: Safe Routes to School

The city of Harrisonburg continues making strides with its third Safe Routes to School Project at Stone Spring Elementary School. 

Construction started in May and the project includes new sidewalks, new traffic and pedestrian signals at the school entrance and sidewalk improvements on the school grounds. 

This discussion was created in an effort to get the community, both young and old, more involved in the project. The city wants to hear from you!

Why do you like biking or walking to school?

Additional information on this project is available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/stone-spring-safe-routes


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Christopher Mortenson over 4 years ago

...Steer away from the schools during peak times so I don't get stuck in traffic!

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Brad Burrow over 4 years ago

Coordinate a "walking school bus" with other families in our neighborhood to encourage morning excercise, offer flexibility to fellow parents and their work schedules, and increase social connections within our neighborhood.

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Brad Burrow over 4 years ago

Admittedly, this is not an answer to the question. A cross walk crossing market street leading from myrtle street to the woodbine cemetery would be beneficial. It would provide an alternative to crossing at sterling and market where there are no sidewalks. It would draw attention to drivers' speed coming down the hill heading west in market, and the cemetery could be a nice and safe "green space" to help connect the western section of the northeast neighborhood to spots wood elementary school.

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Sherrie Good over 4 years ago

...Breathe less toxic fumes from cars talking kids to school. ...Observe healthier kids who are getting exercise and social interactions by walking or biking to school.

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Cindy Hunter over 4 years ago

extend our morning past the hustle of getting out the door to a time of discussion and connection. We walked to Keister before the sidewalks were installed.

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Cindy Hunter over 4 years ago

foster a sense of independance in our kids- as they got older, they used their bikes to get to school and to other community activities.

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Thomas Jenkins over 4 years ago

The improvements near Waterman Elementary have made it much safer for our family to cross the busy roads near the school. The cross walks and pedestrian signals are great!

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