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City to Make Street Commute More Safe for Flora Vista Students

The Gardendale Road Traffic Calming and Safe Routes project will begin later this month.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clear up the road names. 

The walk to and from Flora Vista Elementary School will be safer for students once  $331,200 improvements are made to Gardendales Road, according to a release from the City of Encinitas.

The Gardendale Road Traffic Calming and Safe Routes Project will begin later this month.

The release highlights how the improvements are meant to make children safer:

Students who attend the three-time California Distinguished School recipient, Flora Vista Elementary, at 1690 Wandering Road will soon be able to walk and bike more safely to and from school, thanks to a $331,200 project to construct Gardendale Road Traffic Calming and Safe Routes to School improvements approved by the Encinitas City Council on December 19, 2012.

The construction project combines innovative traffic calming tools designed to increase drivers' awareness of pedestrians, decrease pedestrians’ crossing distance and exposure to traffic, and reduce traffic speeds.

The Gardendale project breaks ground in late January 2013 and should be completed by April 2013. The bulk of project costs are funded by a federal Safe Routes to School grant.

Read more at the City of Encinitas news site

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