Getting Started at Avoca West

This is our first post.  We are a group of citizens and residents who live within the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  Our goal is to focus on pedestrian safety for all by working with fellow residents and local villages in planning walkways and roadways that take into account pedestrian safety.

One of our first presentations to raise awareness is available on slide share.  It conveys past research and the problems with the neighborhood surrounding Avoca West Elementary school.  An elementary school that lacks a walkable path for children in surrounding neighborhoods.  There are plenty of sidewalks that lead into the Avoca West neighborhood, however the neighborhood surrounding the school lacks sidewalks.  This forces students on to a shared street with morning motorist.  Thus few parents and children walk their kids to school.

Here is a link to the Power Point presentation on slide share.

Avoca West The Un-Walkable School in the Middle of a Neighborhood.

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