Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Safe Routes to School Low Income Communities Guide

Children in low-income families are far more likely to walk to school than those from high-income families. Yet, children from low-income communities are twice as likely to be killed or injured as pedestrians than those from higher income communities. A new report by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership aims to provide creative and effective solutions for communities with limited resources to implement Safe Routes to School. The report features success stories and best practices from communities across the country, including Ridgewood Elementary in East Moline. The publication is available for download.