We want to thank Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Frank Hornstein for their leadership in approving funding for the Minnesota Safe Routes to School program in this year’s legislative session. The funding will be used to support Minnesota’s communities and schools in their efforts to make it safer for students who want to walk or bike to school. The funding can be used improve street crossings, trails and sidewalks — vital components to helping to assure safe walking and biking. Anyone in Minnesota recognizes the benefits of students and walking and biking to school, and who sees the importance of assuring their safety, owes Senator Dibble and Representative Hornstein a huge thank you.
Rachel Callanan, regional vice president of advocacy
American Heart Association
Tracie Dewberry, president