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Trail proposed for Sherman elementary students

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A new trail would mean a safer commute for Sory Elemtary School students. (KTEN) A new trail would mean a safer commute for Sory Elemtary School students. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- The City of Sherman is taking steps to provide safe routes for kids on their way to school.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department is applying for a grant through the Texas Department of Transportation to construct a 1.7-mile trail through Herman Baker Park.

It would create a passage for Sory Elementary School students to large residential areas and an apartment complex, keeping them away from busy FM 1417.

"The whole purpose of this grant is creating safe routes where kids can bike to school, kids can walk to school," explained city spokesman Nate Strauch. "They don't have to worry about traffic; they don't have to worry about a lot of problems that you would see if you were trying to do that on a road. These trails are actually connecting neighborhoods directly to the schools."

The city will learn if it will be awarded the grant later this year.

"Something that the City Council has been focusing on over the course of the last several years is: How do we make it a more walk-able city? How do we bring these amenities that you see in the Metroplex up to Sherman? Specifically hiking trails, but of course, money's always tight," Strauch said.
 


Interactive route map of proposed trail

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