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COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 13
March 28, 2000
Oak Street Crosswalk for Liberty High School
Engineering: J. Stevenson
Elam, City Manager
discussion by the City Council of the merits and risks of installing
a crosswalk for students and staff of the high school.
If the Council agrees with the request of Liberty Union High
School District, then staff recommendation is to install the crosswalk
in accordance with the attached Exhibit ‘A.’
Exhibit ‘A’ includes the removal of four on-street parking spaces
for improved visibility, the addition of two handicap ramps for the
crosswalk, moving the existing driveway into the school parking lot
so the crosswalk can cross the street perpendicular, the addition of
striping to create the crosswalk, the addition of red paint to portions
of the existing curb to restrict parking adjacent to the crosswalk,
the addition of school crossing signs, and the addition of 25 mph speed
construction this last summer of the easterly extension of Oak Street
to Garin Parkway.
school district has requested the addition of a crosswalk for the safety
of students and faculty. The
City Council needs to be aware of the danger that this crosswalk may
cause through a false sense of security.
Students and faculty do cross the street in this general vicinity,
and if properly constructed, as described above and in Exhibit ‘A,’
the best that we can do is to minimize the risk.
A properly designed crosswalk may encourage the students to cross
at the designated location and over time it may tend to reduce the risk
of pedestrian/vehicle conflict.
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