City Engineering and the Public Safety commission have independently identified key gaps in the safety of kids walking to school. Yet the mayor has only offered pandering discussion of a 6 year plan. I’m sure it will make the elementary students feel better that their days of dodging of cars will only last into high school. Seriously with a budget surplus sufficient to create a real-estate slush-fund there is no reason not to accelerate the work now.
Regarding one particular danger to children, Council- member Boundy-Sanders clearly admitted in Tuesday’s meeting that the council’s vote to remove the safety barrier on 195th St. “was our screw up” (3:33 into the recording).
So why don’t they just return the situation to its former form until a proper design is implemented? Remember that safety barrier was working for 30 years already.