Case Study: Niskayuna, NY

The community education associate at Hillside Elementary, first heard of Safe Routes to School at a focus group conducted by the community education department in spring 2007. It took coordination and cooperation among Hillside Elementary School, the Schenectady County Traffic Safety Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County to organize a successful pedestrian safety program at Hillside Elementary in Niskayuna, NY. The first Hillside Elementary Walk to School Day was in October 2007. Since then, the school has had a month long Walking School Bus program and hopes to apply for and receive a Safe Routes to School infrastructure grant.

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