To encourage more children to walk to four schools in District 62, the City of Des Plaines installed a solar-powered flashing light  at the crosswalk of Fifth Avenue and Algonquin Road.
Active Trans won the LED light in a raffle from the manufacturer, Carmanah Technologies, and donated it to the City of Des Plaines.  Active Trans has been working with the city on walking and biking infrastructure as well as policy and planning initiatives during the past two years.
Des Plaines adopted a school travel plan for all its school locations. Individual maps for each school were developed showing routes that students could walk to school.
Keep up the good work, Des Plaines!
Photo courtesy of the City of Des Plaines.