|Public Act 094-0493
||LRB094 07462 NHT 37625 b
AN ACT concerning school students.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Transportation Law of the
Civil Administrative Code is amended by adding Section 2705-317
(20 ILCS 2705/2705-317 new)
Safe Routes to School Construction Program.
(a) Upon enactment of a federal transportation bill with a
dedicated fund available to states for safe routes to schools,
the Department, in cooperation with the State Board of
Education and the Department of State Police, shall establish
and administer a Safe Routes to School Construction Program for
the construction of bicycle and pedestrian safety and
traffic-calming projects using the federal Safe Routes to
Schools Program funds.
(b) The Department shall make construction grants
available to local governmental agencies under the Safe Routes
Construction Program based on the results of a
that requires submission of Safe Routes
to School proposals for funding
and that rates those proposals
on all of the following factors:
(1) Demonstrated needs of the grant applicant.
(2) Potential of the proposal for reducing child
(3) Potential of the proposal for encouraging
walking and bicycling among students.
(4) Identification of safety hazards.
(5) Identification of current and potential walking
bicycling routes to school.
(6) Consultation and support for projects by
associations, local traffic engineers, local