If you’re a student at Hood College, you know that giving back happens all the time, not just on Giving Tuesday. This fall, students in April Boulton’s ENSP 101 Environmental Problems class collaborated with the City of Frederick to determine which roads and intersections would most benefit from bike lanes and wider pedestrian crosswalks. Students collected data from more than half of the nearly dozen intersections throughout the city that were identified as possible candidates for alternative transportation modes and presented that information to the City Council.
This was a win-win situation for everyone: Students were able to apply theory to practice, the City got a low- to no-cost bank of data from which the council members could make an informed decision and students were able to give back to the local community in a meaningful way.
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Photo: Mark Buchholz ’18 confers with Professor April Boulton.