June 11, 2018

We have written several stories regarding safety issues with our kids getting to school. It’s critical the town do all it can to protect its citizen pedestrians as well as its equestrians. At the May 8, 2018 Town Council meeting the Town was notified that a petition was being circulated in support of reviewing Safe Routes to School and a request was made that the Council once again discuss this important topic. Council will discuss this Tuesday June 12th.

Woodside Elementary school did a Walking and Biking Audit which was completed in September 2013 which identified several of the potential …

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January 5, 2018

Safety of our children has to be the highest priority. In 2012, the Safe Route to School Audit, identifying the need to improve the pathway along Woodside Road between Roberts Market and Woodside Elementary School, was accepted by the Circulation COWmittee and Town COWncil. Design and construction of the pathway was separated into three phases. The first two phases which improved the path along the entire frontage of the school were constructed in 2014 and 2016. Finally in November, the design contract for the third phase which will improve the path from the school to Roberts Market was approved. Hopefully …

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School Safety project.

August 11, 2016

August and already the beginning of the school year is just around the corner. For the last couple of years, the Town has been working to make it a bit safer for our kids to get to school. On the recommendation of the Circulation Committee, a high priority was to provide a continuous and separated pathway on the south side of Woodside Road from our Woodside Elementary School to Robert’s Market that would be safer and more inviting for school children and other path users. The pathway improvements are being carried out in three phases.

The first phase, from the …

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Pathways to Safety

November 23, 2015

We applaud all steps taken to make safe walkways to school for our kids. Our Town regularly takes steps to provide for wonderful horse trails. It needs to show the same concern for pedestrians to encourage walking in our Town and help reduce pollution. Most importantly, we need to look out for the safety of our young ones. There is a lot of vehicle and bike traffic and with no sidewalks it can be truly a hazard getting around by hoof. More must be done to create a safe network of trails/paths to school, the library, and the market, and …

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May 5, 2014

Recently, there has been progress on the Safe Routes to School plans proposed for the Woodside Elementary School area. Lots of data has been collected and passionate cow-munity voices have been “herd,” with members of the Circulation Committee, parents, and safety advocates joining together to work on Safe Routes to School. The Town COWncil responded to this important issue by breaking it out from the Town Center Area Plan, a process that is already highly controversial and likely to take many month, if not years, to hammer out. We’re happy to be able to bring you up to date on …

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