In the city of Placentia Resident Leaders addressed the concerns about pedestrian safety near the Whitten center, Melrose Elementary and Valadez Middle School. Residents have noticed that parents and children, including themselves are often subject to having to cross along the streets where there are no cross walks or stop signs. With heavy traffic being a concern safety for children has become an increasing problem in this target are. As a result, the Resident Leadership Academy selected the area as their Community Improvement Project.
These images were taken by the Placentia Resident Leaders as Parents and children were going to and from school. Many senior citizens also cross unsafely to get to the Whitten center to access the resources they need. Many times cars continue to drive and the access to the crosswalks is a ling distance from the Whitten center.
Resident Leaders would like to see cross walks and school crossing signs placed in the front of Valadez Jr. High, off of E La Jolla St., to allow children a safe place to cross. Another crosswalk would be placed on Melrose st. in front of the Whitten center.
The members of the Resident Leadership Academy are taking photos and speaking with community members, schools and City Leaders to access the safety of these locations. Resident leaders will putting together a presentation along with proposal changes to ensure safety in these two target zones.
For more information or if you would like to get involved contact Melissa Arvizu at firstname.lastname@example.org
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