Speech to Text for crosswalk improvements made by schools
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at the coast day planner: morning drizzle sot: <"i think they are paying attention to people and their wants, and for safety of the other kids, it's very important to them. students in the 4j school district recently went back to school. and now that they're hitting the books? those that hit the pavement and walk to school may have noticed a few changes this school year. kezi 9 news reporter jillian smukler joins us live in the studio to give us all the details....jillian? sean...bryan....safe routes to school*and 4j have been working*together to add new sidewalks and street crossings at schools*all around the district. they're trying to encourage students and parents to walk or bike to school instead of drive. near gilim elementary.... they've installed new ramps... signs and strip? ing.... creating*two new crosswalks near the school. near howard elementary and kelly middle school.... they've installed a new sidewalk on grove street and another along north park avenue. the city of eugene also added speed bumps in the area. they want to reduce the number of cars on the road and promote something that's good for students' health. in order to do this.... officials say they <"it makes things safer. i'm pretty happy they are doing this because it's better for the school and it's better for the kids that are walking." in total, the project cost about three hundred and seventy thousand dollars. it was funded through a two thousand thirteen bond measure. the 4j school district has contributed about two hundred and thirty five thousand dollars.... the city of eugene about one hundred and thirty one thousand.... and eweb about three thousand.... as part of a new bill passed by the oregon legislature? there's now 10 million dollars in grant money allocated to fund projects similar to this one? to help improve the infr? structure near schools. cities....counties...., and other road authorities*can as for students in 4j? many students who walk to school told us their now spending more time learning and reconnecting with friends this school year....rather than worrying