Townsend Public Affairs was successful in helping Mariposa County win approximately $800,000 in funding from both the Federal (SRTS) and State (SR2S) Safe Routes to School Programs. These programs were viewed as a perfect opportunity for the County to significantly improve local streets for children and their families walking and biking to school.
Through funding made available by these grants, students no longer have to worry about walking and bicycling on narrow or wet dirt shoulders in close proximity to traffic These projects will be able to address this safety risk/hazard in the most straightforward manner by physically separating vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists.
Townsend Public Affairs drafted the applications for funding and researched safety factors related to the various routes to school. By coordinating both the State and federal applications, TPA was able to develop a comprehensive approach to bicycle and pedestrian safety for Mariposa children.