HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell walked with students and parents of Selma Avenue Elementary School to raise awareness about the issue of pedestrian safety, and discussed improvements as part of a $3.1 million dollar grant from the Safe Routes to School Program.
Selma Avenue Elementary School was awarded a Safe Routes to School grant from the California Department of Transportation. The grant improved the walkability of routes to school for students and parents by installing high visibility crosswalks, speed humps, and other measures designed to reduce speeds and make it safer to walk in the area.
October is International Walk to School Month, an annual event to promote safe routes to schools throughout the world. The Safe Routes to School program helps promote and raise awareness about the need to be alert around school zones.