Glendale schools will receive $1 million to improve safety on nearby roads and crossings to encourage more parents and students to ride a bicycle or walk to campus.
The competitive grant was awarded through the Federal Safe Routes to School Program as a part an effort to increase safety around Glendale schools. The city also received $500,000 to fund educational programs that promote walking or cycling among students in 21 elementary and middle schools.
“We are in an age where most kids are probably not riding or walking to school,” Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
In most cases, parents drop or pick up their children, which he said often causes traffic congestion and parking issues around some Glendale campuses.
Much of the money will fund infrastructure improvements at Chamlian Armenian School and Valley View, Franklin, Edison and Cerritos elementary schools.