Safe Routes to School parent survey due Oct. 13

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart October 12, 2017

Pictures taken by Westchester parent Jennifer Belew of students walking to the school from Garden Lane.

Decatur Active Living and City Schools of Decatur are conducting a parent survey about Safe Routes to School through Oct. 13.

According to a recent press release, “Parent surveys enable us to make program improvements and address safety concerns around the schools.”

The school system asks for parents to complete one survey per child, indicating which route your child takes to school. Parent responses will then be considered when altering transportation.

To take the survey now, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMMW6R9.

As a part of Safe Routes to School, the city of Decatur has:

– Checked sidewalk segments in front of all schools before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and filed down places where separation could cause a trip hazard. The timing of a light at Wilton and Clairemont Avenue has been changed to provide for safer crossing at the crosswalk.

– Received a grant for a HAWK signal in front of Westchester School and it is planned to begin construction in late Spring of 2018.

– Begun installing a HAWK signal and crosswalk on S. Candler Road.

–  Installed 36 crossing guards throughout the city to ensure the safety of our children.

According to the press release, more than 58 percent of CSD students participated in International Walk & Roll to School Day and in Georgia Walk & Roll Day. The program has also been featured at the National Parks and Recreation Association Conference, the National Walk Summit, The Georgia Parks and Recreation Conference and the Georgia Bike Summit.

You can find out more about Decatur’s Safe Routes to School program by visiting: http://www.decaturga.com/srts

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