The City of Lawrence is supporting two Kansas Department of Transportation Alternative Transportation grant applications involving Safe Routes to School and the Lawrence Loop. The $200,000 Safe Routes application asks for funding to add sidewalks where there are now gaps and installation of 10 flashing beacons at school crossings that don’t have crossing guards. The $750,000 Lawrence Loop application asks for funding to complete four sections of the project, which will be 22.4 miles when complete. The four sections are: 750 linear feet from 29th Street to the Haskell Rail-Trail to the South Lawrence Trafficway Trail; 1,450 linear feet from Hobbs Park to 9 Del Lofts; 950 linear feet from Poehler Lofts to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Depot; and 800 linear feet from City Hall to Constant Park. The KDOT grants are 80/20 matching funds. If awarded, the city would be responsible for 20 percent of the cost. The LiveWell Lawrence Healthy Built Environment Work Group and other coalition members wrote letters of support for both grant applications.