The Heart Network recently assisted Franklin County by applying for Safe Routes to School grants offered by NYSDOT. The applications identified both infrastructre projects and educational activities that will be implemented in Malone and Saranac Lake. The projects were developed in partnership with the Franklin County Department of Health, Saranac Lake and Malone School Districts, the Villages of Saranac Lake & Malone and other community partners working to improve safety and promote walking and bicycling to school. The Safe Routes to School funds would enable Malone & Saranac Lake to construct sidewalks on well-used walking routes near the Malone and Saranac Lake Elementary Schools. In addition the grant would provide funding for education and encouragement activities aimed at increasing the number of students walking and biking to school.