Case Study: Farmington, New Hampshire

Farmington, N.H., is a close-knit rural community with almost 7,000 residents. Valley View Community School and Henry Wilson Memorial School are located in town and serve approximately 975 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Some of the parents of these students expressed concern that many neighborhoods did not have the necessary sidewalks and marked crosswalks to provide children with a safer route for walking or bicycling to school. In response to such concerns, law enforcement officers and school personnel worked together to design a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program that addressed the concerns of the parents...