Case Study: Mooresville, NC

The first Walking and Wheeling Day at Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville, NC, was inspired by one persistent third grade student at the school. From these daily conversations, the school principal met with the school transportation director, who had attended a Safe Routes to School meeting, and they decided to implement pedestrian and bicycle safety activities at Lake Norman Elementary. To install the necessary sidewalks, Lake Norman Elementary officials spent $10,000 in school funds to create part of the sidewalk, and the town of Mooresville worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to paint the crosswalk. The sidewalk was completed just in time for the celebration of the inaugural Walking and Wheeling Day in May.

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