Plainfield secures funding for its Safe Routes to School program

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The city of Plainfield on Wednesday celebrated its efforts to improve public safety and health for children. 

Plainfield successfully secured funding for its Safe Routes to School program, which promotes walking and biking to and from school.

The mayor and acting superintendent walked with students at Barlow Elementary Wednesday morning. It’s one of five schools that is getting improved sidewalks and intersections. 

The city also used funding for education programs to teach young children how to be safe when getting to school.

Officials said the idea to focus on school intersections when combating pedestrian traffic crashes is to also get children moving.

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