HWC developed a Master Plan to be used by the City of West Lafayette and the school corporation to coordinate future Safe Routes to Schools activities and events. An evaluation of existing transportation modes and routes to and from the school facilities within the West Lafayette Community School Corporation was completed. Following, recommendations for ways to improve and enhance the safety and walkability of these routes were made. Key stakeholders and community members were engaged for comments, concerns and feedback throughout the process.
Pedestrian access was improved around both Cumberland Elementary School and Happy Hollow Elementary School. Improvements elements included crosswalks, new curb ramps, sidewalks, and solar-powered flashing school zone beacons. Surface sidewalks were added to provide connectivity between the walkways on the campus and the street.
These improvements were recognized in an award received by the City of West Lafayette for the benefits from utilization of Safe Routes to Schools funding.