Lindbergh, Crestwood Partner to Support Safe Walks to School
Dec. 5, 2023
Lindbergh Schools and the City of Crestwood recently celebrated the completion of two new sidewalk projects that will create more walkable neighborhoods for the community and support safe student travel to and from school.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Crestwood Mayor Scott Shipley and Lindbergh Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Lake joined students, administrators and city officials in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of these new sidewalks, which are located in the neighborhood just north of Crestwood Elementary School, off Sappington Road, and on Pardee road, behind Sappington Elementary School.
In 2022, the district partnered with Crestwood to help fund these two projects, which were strategically identified by the city and the school district because of the significant number of families for whom this will create a safer walking and biking route to school. The district’s total contribution was $60,000.
The district encourages students to use safe routes to walk or bike school when possible, and supports this effort by employing crossing guards at all schools.
“As community partners, Lindbergh Schools and the City of Crestwood share a commitment to supporting safe walking routes to school and healthy lifestyle choices for students, families and residents in our community,” Dr. Lake said. “We are excited to continue working together to find ways to help fund these improvements in a strategic way.”