As the school year comes to an end, Lima School officials continue to work hard. School officials and city engineers are looking at the routes students are taking home, with the intention of improving walking and biking conditions.
With thousands of Lima students walking to and from school, school officials have taken the time to find the problem spots surrounding their schools, and worked with engineers to come up with a plan to improve walking safety.
Walking the same routes as students, Asst. Superintendent Jill Ackerman and others found problem spots with sidewalks, traffic and saw the need for more signs to be placed, citing safety concerns.
Serving as a consultant on the project, traffic engineer John Brigham says the plan was constructed using five aspects.
Sixth grader Suerethia Henderson walks from the bus stop home each day. She encourages other students to do the same, seeing the walk as a way to stay healthy.
If the proper improvements are made, school officials hope that more parents will allow their kids to walk and bike to and from school.
As a parent, if you have any areas of concern when it comes to your children walking to and from school, be sure let school officials know. To learn more about the efforts of lima city schools, visit www.everymove.ohio.gov.