Thanks for pedestrian safety coverage

Dear Editor:

Thanks to Shay Dewey for the great article she wrote entitled, “Better pedestrian safety is project’s goal” in the September 11th edition of the City Times.

While sad to announce the formal ending of the City College/East Village Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Project, due to the State Office of Traffic Safety grant to City College ending, much has been accomplished and yet we recognize there is still a lot of work ahead.

It will take dedication, advocacy, and the support of City College and the community to continue advancing traffic safety mitigations around the campus and in East Village. The City has development plans currently underway for the downtown area, which will impact City College and nearby East Village. City College serves not only as a landmark, but also as a hub of activity in the downtown area. It is important to make the area safe and walkable for everyone.

This project has been a conduit for people to get involved and provide recommendations for traffic safety improvements in the area. As development in downtown continues, so will the increase in the number of pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area. I encourage everyone to be more proactive and practice safety first.

Several partnerships have been forged during the last year and a half. Through other resources, it is our hope to continue our great partnerships with Campus Administration and the Associated Students. City College has taken a huge step in supporting the safety of its students and the future generation. Thank you to City Times and Newscene for providing such wonderful coverage of the project.

The Institute for Public Strategies will remain available to hear your concerns and ideas regarding student safety in the East Village area.

And remember…”Pedestrian Safety Is No Accident”.

Shontey Hambrick
Community Organizer
City College/East Village
Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Project
Institute for Public Strategies

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Thanks for pedestrian safety coverage