Grants for Pueblo West SRTS

2008 SRTS Infrastructure Grant: $250,000

Funded the multi-use trail and several drainage culvert crossings to connect Sierra Vista Elementary to the higher density neighborhoods directly east of the school. The trail diverts foot and bike traffic away from busy Spaulding Avenue, a narrow two-lane road with no sidewalks or paved shoulder, which serves three schools with nearly 2,400 students within a 0.8 mile distance. Construction pending engineering approval by CDOT as of Fall 2010. 

2009 SRTS Non-Infrastructure Grant: $16,500

Funded educational resources including the “Pueblo West Walks and Rides” video, website, printed educational materials and maps of safer routes, directional and educational signage along the trail. Also funded signage and equipment for cross guards at crossings if volunteers willing to serve as cross guards. Limited funding for incentives for students participating in designated walk/bike to school events.