Thank you, Sen. Dibble!

I want to write a heartfelt thank you to Senator Scott Dibble. He introduced legislation to support the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Program.

The program, which is widely popular across Minnesota, provides funding to communities to support building sidewalks, making street crossings safer and for developing bicycle routes to and from school.

These safety improvements make it easier for kids to walk and bike to school, making them healthier, fitter and better prepared for a day of learning. The program is so successful and popular that every year requests for funding far exceed available dollars.

We all owe a thanks to Senator Dibble for not only recognizing the importance of the program, but also its many benefits to Minnesota’s students.

Erik Petzel
Linden Hills