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ELEVEN PROJECTS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO WALK OR BICYCLE TO SCHOOL HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. A TOTAL OF $1,340,000 WILL BE ALLOCATED FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT OF A SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL PLAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION. THE FEDERAL PROGRAM, CREATED IN 2005, IS TO HELP ENABLE AND ENCOURAGE CHILDREN, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE DISABLED, TO WALK OR BICYCLE TO SCHOOL; MAKE WALKING OR BIKING TO SCHOOL SAFE AND APPEALING; FACILITATE PROJECTS THAT WILL IMPROVE SAFETY AND REDUCE TRAFFIC, FUEL CONSUMPTION AND AIR POLLUTION IN THE VICINITY OF SCHOOLS. THE CITY OF STOCKTON WILL RECEIVE $15,000 IN PHASE I FUNDING, WHICH COVERS THE COSTS OF DEVELOPING A SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PLAN. THE CITY OF COLBY WILL RECEIVE PHASE II FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT. EACH CITY IN THIS PHASE WILL RECEIVE $250,000 FOR PROJECTS SUCH AS SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT OR CONSTRUCTION, PAVEMENT MARKINGS AND SIGNAGE.