North Hill Gearing Up for the Big Dig

North Hill Gearing Up for the Big Dig
Posted on 01/18/2019
Image of Snow ShovelSnow has been in the news lately, and the Akron Safe Routes to School Team is gearing up for the "Big Dig." The Big Dig is an initiative to address residential snow removal issues by providing public education and shoveling snow around schools, targeting areas that need special attention.

On Tuesday, January 22, at 8 am, the Akron Safe Routes to School Team will be stepping up and shoveling their way around the neighborhood surrounding Findley Community Learning Center. Homeowners will be provided with a door hanger which explains the Big Dig initiative and provides some advice for safe winter walking.

Once winter hits, many Akronites who walk to school, work, the bus stop and the grocery store are left out in the cold by people who don't clear snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their homes. Personal preparation, community education and engagement are the best solutions to walking during the winter months. Clearing snow from sidewalks in front of Akron homes is more than a civic duty; it's the law. Akron Municipal Code Section 98.01 requires residents to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours of the snowfall.

The Akron Safe Routes to School Team is comprised of individuals representing the following organizations: Akron Public Schools, Akron Children's Hospital, City of Akron, Summit Cycling Center and Summit County Public Health.

For additional information on the Safe Routes to School initiatives, please contact Joshua Allen at 330.761.2825 or jallen@apslearns.org.
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