A committee provides items to ensure kids remain safe

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TRI-CITY, Neb. - (KNEP) - The Tri-City Active Living Advisory Committee is working on ensuring school crosswalk areas are say for kids.

After conducting a walk audit this past May, the committee is providing safety signs, reflective vests, light-up STOP paddles and Bike racks to schools in the area. Lincoln, Lincoln Heights, Scottsbluff High, Westmoor Elementary and Gering Junior High School are getting support for safer walking and biking experiences.

The committee looked at key safety elements such as crosswalks, drop-off and pickup points, sidewalk connections, traffic speed and driver responsiveness.

Panhandle Public Health District Health Educator Janelle Visser states they are pleased to provide these items to the schools. She adds there are still a number of other factors like drivers following traffic speeds and remaining attentive in school zones. She also urges drivers to remain patient during drop-off and pickup times.