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File #: R-297-19    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/11/2019 In control: Public Service Department
On agenda: 6/25/2019 Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Authorizing and expressing the City of Toledo's support for applications to the Ohio Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Grant Programs for funds to construct infrastructure enhancements and engage in education and encouragement activities to improve pedestrian and bicycle access for students traveling to Toledo Public Schools and Washington Local Schools; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points, 2. Grant awards, 3. Audio: Agenda Review 6/18/2019, 4. Audio: Council Meeting June 26, 2019.
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DPS ODOT Safe Routes to School Grant
Transportation
Gary Stookey P.E. (x1306)
Paul M. Rasmusson (x7868)

Title
Authorizing and expressing the City of Toledo's support for applications to the Ohio Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Grant Programs for funds to construct infrastructure enhancements and engage in education and encouragement activities to improve pedestrian and bicycle access for students traveling to Toledo Public Schools and Washington Local Schools; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The U.S. Department of Transportation provides funding administered through the Ohio Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements and educational activities to provide safer pedestrian and bicycle access to schools. This program is known as the "Safe Routes to School" program. Applications are accepted to provide funding for improvements and activities that address a deficiency identified in an approved School Travel Plan (Plan) for the school district.

Live Well Greater Toledo (Live Well), a program of the YMCA of Greater Toledo is a diverse collaboration of community leaders and organizations working together to promote policy, systems and environmental change for a healthier community, takes a lead role in advocating for active transportation (pedestrian and bicycle transportation) in the City of Toledo and the region. In 2014, Live Well partnered with the City of Toledo, Toledo Public Schools (TPS), TMACOG, ODOT, United Way, Mercy Health Partners, and the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to fund and complete the "School Travel Plan" (Plan) for Toledo Public Schools. The Plan documented obstacles for the use of active transportation for students to travel to school and lists a set of improvements and activities to overcome these obstacles. The Plan was endorsed by City Council on November 19, 2014 in Resolution 510-14. Live Well and the City of Toledo have successfully applied for over $450,00...

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