|Due to the numerous concerns voiced by neighbors over pedestrian safety in our neighborhood, especially around schools, City Staff* would like to meet with us to discuss the topic. The ONEN Board will be advocating safety measures outlined in the ONEN Master Plan which is detailed on ourwebsite. The meeting will be Wednesday, July 18th 7:00-8:30PM in the First Lutheran Church (1515 North Cascade Avenue) Fellowship Hall (in the basement).
*Planned City Staff Attendees:
City Traffic Engineer
Kristin Bennett, AICP,
Senior Transportation Planner
Nonmotorized Transportation and School Safety Programs Manager
Parking on-site or adjacent streets. Enter through first set of double doors from alley south of Caramillo Street (by the two pine trees-Map Below). Go downstairs to basement. Fellowship Hall will be straight ahead at the bottom of the stairs
Handicapped parking and automatic opening doors in the alley behind and on the East side of the church campus (enter from Caramillo St) The elevator is just inside the automatic doors.
Construction will begin on replacing the existing mid-block school signal at Steele Elementary starts next week. That signal will be moved a little to the south to get the kids out of the commercial driveway they are crossing from now.
Likewise, mid-block bump-outs will be constructed with it to shorten the crossing and also prevent people from parking in the crossing area, which was a complaint from school staff and some parents who walked their students in from east of the school. The signal will also be converted to a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon – more information on these can be found at http://www.springsgov.com/News.aspx?NewsID=766.