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Summarization of the top 5 issues impacting student ability to safely walk or bicycle to school
Posted: 3/11/2016 11:28 AM
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Wayne Roberts

 

#1.  High traffic congestion at the school complex mostly due to parents dropping off children rather than allowing them to take the bus, walk, ride, or some other reason.

#2.  Lack of adult supervision at intersections (i.e. Sentinels, Safety Patrol, Volunteers, etc. vetted & trained appropriately).

#3.  Lack of infrastructure (i.e. wide well maintained sidewalks, insufficient multi-purpose interconnected paths, lack of safe cross walks- stripping, walk signals, warning signs, etc. throughout designated area.)

#4.  Lack of Education to parents, teachers, and students of safe practices of walking/biking to school (lack of communication and dialogue between these groups and Safe Routes to School committee and information.)  Superintendent and Principal may know this communication link to Safe Routes to School, but does this get carried down to teachers, parents, and students - if so, how is this being done?

#5.  Lack of Encouragement to teachers, parents, and students to try and participate regularly in walking/biking to school.  (Starts with education, then events & activities that are fun, then to regular routine.)

 



Posted: 3/11/2016 11:31 AM
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Julia Cumming

 

1. A system of multipurpose trails or wide enough sidewalks all the way to the school from where the kids live.  The school has moved out away from the center of town.  I think most students will need to be able to ride to class because of time constraints.  Any gaps on the path is going to curtail traffic. 

2. Every curb needs a ramp. 

3. More crossing guards.

4. More police to watch speed.

Edited: 3/14/2016 8:47 AM
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Jake Froning

 

1.  Our school is located near a very busy highway with no bike path.  Simply too dangerous to ride.

2.  There is no direct bike path to our school.  

3.  We do not have a quality bike rack to securely park bicycles during the school day. 

4.  There has not been a concerted effort to encourage bicycle riding to our school due in large measure to 1, 2, and 3 above.  




From: Rob Slane
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 11:26 AM
Subject: Summarization of the top 5 issues impacting student ability to safely walk or bicycle to school

Edited: 3/17/2016 4:14 PM
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Rob Slane
 
1. The Sheffield Commons Subdivision, Sheffield Manor Apartments, London Apartments, and Edinburgh Cove Condominiums, all which have a significant number of student residences, do not have a direct, unimpeded walking/riding path to the London City School grounds. Although, these neighborhoods are in very close proximity to the schools, students must travel a great distance in the opposite direction to reach an acceptable sidewalk.
 
2. The Bodonte Estates subdivision, which includes Jacqueline Dr and Chandler Ct, has on street parking yet does not have sidewalks. This combination creates a safety issue which is a significant deterrent to walking and biking to London City Schools and St Patrick's School.
 
3. The Glade Hill subdivision which, includes Miller Ave, Hawthorne Ave, Delaware Ave, Maryland Ave, and McLene Ave, has on street parking yet does not have sidewalks. This combination creates a safety issue which is a significant deterrent to walking and biking to London City Schools and St Patrick's School.
 
4.  Lack of encouragement among parents and students to try walking/biking to school in general.  
 
5.  High traffic congestion in and around the London City Schools and St Patrick's School.

From: Rob Slane
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 11:26 AM
Subject: Summarization of the top 5 issues impacting student ability to safely walk or bicycle to school