Bath Safe Routes to School Project

Bath Safe Routes to School Project
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  • When Oct 07, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Bath Township Public Library
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Bath Safe Routes to School Project

Over the next few months, you'll hear more about the Bath Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. A planning committee has been formed through a partnership between Bath Schools, Library, Police, Township, Clinton County Road Commission, and several community members representing different committees/groups in the township. This committee will do the necessary steps to gather and organize the information needed to successfully apply for a $460,000 federal grant to repair/replace sidewalks, build new ones, improve crosswalks, create bike paths and other infrastructure improvements to make walking/biking to school safer. The funding is specific to Kindergarten through 8th grade students, will focus on the needs of the elementary and middle schools, and will also support educational programs and supports.

WALKING AUDIT

The Bath SRTS committee will conduct a “walking audit” tomorrow (10/1) to assess and "grade" the sidewalks/crosswalks on Webster, Clark, and Village area roads (including Main St.) that lead to the elementary and middle schools. If you see one of the three groups of people taking notes along these roads, please honk your horn in support.

COMMUNITY KICK-OFF EVENT

We will also hold a kick-off event for the community next Thursday (10/7) from 4:00-5:30pm at the pavilion in Couzens Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome to join us to learn more and to share their thoughts/ideas. We will also provide refreshments.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FUNDING

The information we gather through these activities will be used along with information shared by students and teachers to create plan that MEETS THE NEEDS OF OUR YOUTH and families that then will be used to complete a grant application to fund the plan. While this is a competitive grant opportunity and we can’t guarantee we be selected for funding, we have a strong and committed set of partnerships behind this effort. We have also partnered with Michigan State University to provide technical support for our planning process.

LEARN MORE

If you would like to learn more about the Bath SRTS project, please join us for the Kick-Off event, visit the Michigan SRTS website (https://saferoutesmichigan.org/) or feel free to reach out to me through Facebook or email (jalmerigi@bathtownship.us).
Upcoming Events
Book 2 Movie Teen Book Club Oct 26, 2021 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Wine and Cheese Adult Book Club Oct 27, 2021 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Halloween Carnival Oct 28, 2021 04:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Oct 29, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 03, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Nov 05, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Friends of the Library Meet up Nov 09, 2021 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library /Virtual Zoom Available
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 10, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Nov 12, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 17, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library