This project was part of the DC Safe Routes to School Program that was established to improve the safety for students who walk and bicycle to school. The program was established in 2005 to encourage students and their parents to walk and bicycle to school and to boost student physical activity, reduce parents’ fuel consumption, and reduce pollution and traffic congestion near schools.
Fort Myer was be responsible for installation of new sidewalks, repair and replace existing sidewalks, construction of ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, crosswalks, flexible pavement sidewalks, and ensured a safe and accessible environment for pedestrians and persons with disabilities. Additionally, Fort Myer worked with several subcontractors (DEN, Flexi Pave, DC Line, and Red Oak) to ensure all work was completed in a professional, timely, and efficient manner.
The Safe Routes to School Program used comprehensive approaches to make school routes safe for children to walk and bicycle. Fort Myer teamed with many community leaders, parents, and schools in the assistance of constructing new sidewalks and providing improvements to street crossings.