Sunday, October 24, 2010

News-Press: Sidewalks to keep kids safer

News-Press 10/24/10
Sidewalks to keep kids safer

By Andrea Jackson •

A project starts ahead of schedule Monday to install
sidewalks along both sides of Trafalgar Parkway
near Challenger Middle School, relieving the
principal and parents.

Students will be safer and walk more frequently to
school once the sidewalks are built, said principal
Teri Cannady.

"I have a lot of students that walk and parents have
been voicing concerns the last few years," Cannady
said. "We're very excited."

School is out Monday and Tuesday, but crews will
be hard at work beginning a nine-month project to
install the sidewalks between Chiquita and Santa
Barbara boulevards.

Holly Ford's 15-year-old son, Cameron, died June
23 after he was struck by a vehicle on his bike along

She believes the sidewalks are going in as a result
of her son's death.

"Hopefully, the children in that area will have safer
protection from traffic," said Ford, who is lobbying
the City Council to adopt a policy to complete
sidewalks throughout city.

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