Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winner of National Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant!

Several Maine schools applied for the National Center for Safe Routes to School's Mini-Grant this fall - a highly competitive nationwide process.  We are excited to announce that the Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth was chosen to receive a $1,000 award.

At Harrison Middle School, students will use global positioning system (GPS) devices and OpenStreetMaps (OSM) to create safe route maps that walkers and bicyclists can use to travel to school and around the community.

HMS has already started their activities, even before the check had arrived.  Yarmouth held a kick-off introduction to a mapping session with a local cartographer and support from the local bike-pedestrian committee and school administration.    

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