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Virginia Cities Receive Millions For Safer Crosswalks

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As part of Virginia's Safe Routes to School program, several communities in the state are receiving $5.8 million to develop safer crosswalks. Gov. Bob McDonnell says the money will be used to construct new trails and crossings at 28 elementary and middle schools.

He says the goal is to make walking or riding bikes to school safer and more fun, while reducing congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution.

Alexandria, Falls Church, and 16 other communities will be included in the program.

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