The route children take to school in El Cajon will become a little safer.
The newly announced Safe Routes to School Programming plan will work to improve pedestrian safety at six local schools in the Cajon Valley School District.
El Cajon plans to team up with Rady Children’s Hospital to implement the program.
The three-year project will begin in July with a focus on Lexington and Anza Elementary schools for the first year, Montgomery Middle School and Madison Elementary in the second year, and Greenfield Middle School and Bostonia Elementary in the third year.
El Cajon was recently awarded $500,000 from Caltrans as part of the “Active Transportation Grant” to implement Safe Routes to School Programming.
It will focus on evaluation, education and encouragement of pedestrian safety for school-aged children by improving walkability and safety in the areas around these schools.
The programming will educate students, teachers, and parent groups in schools through Safety Education Lectures on how to increase pedestrian safety around schools and neighborhoods.