Baltimore officials said Wednesday some of the city's elementary and middle school students will be safer walking to school when they head back to class next week.
The city is expanding its Safe Routes to School program that uses green footprints on sidewalks around the city, marking where the program has expanded to include other schools. The footprints point out the safest ways to get to school. City officials said crews have improved traffic safety measures along those routes.
"Every crosswalk is lined. We have the blinking lights that will be blinking to let motorists know that school children are in the area during times they go to and from school," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.