Infrastructure Improvements

In 2014, the City of Fairview Park, on behalf of the Fairview Park Safe Routes to School Committee, received a $350,000 Safe Routes to School grant award from the Ohio Department of Transportation to make physical improvements that will facilitate safer routes to school for K-8 students in Fairview Park. All improvements, slated for construction during the summer of 2016, are located in close proximity to Gilles-Sweet Elementary School and Lewis F. Mayer Middle School.

Improvement locations and descriptions have been included in the map below. To view an itemized list of improvements, click the small white box near the upper left hand corner of the map.

Walking School Bus

The Safe Routes to School Committee is partnering with the Gilles Sweet PTA to encourage the development of a Walking School Bus program for Gilles-Sweet Elementary School. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. The Committee believes this versatile program, used nationwide, can begin to address parental concerns and facilitate an increase in the number of children walking or biking to and from school. Click here for more information on the walking school bus concept.