BORO SCHOOL ENCOURAGES KIDS TO WALK IT

Shrews-boro-schoolStudents who attend Shrewsbury Boro School are encouraged to walk or bike to school with their families on October 16, as part of the nationwide Safe Route to School initiative. (click to enlarge)

Press release from Shrewsbury Safe Routes to School

The greater Shrewsbury community will celebrate “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, October 16, by encouraging children who attend the Shrewsbury Borough School and their families to walk or bicycle to school.

The first annual Walk to School Day event is being organized by Shrewsbury’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) team, in partnership with the Shrewsbury Borough School, the Shrewsbury Borough Police Department and the Shrewsbury Borough Environmental Commission’s Green Team.  SRTS is a national initiative designed to assist states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school.

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SNOW ADDED TO TOP PED SAFETY CONCERNS

snow-sidewalkIt doesn’t do much good if snow blocks access to a shoveled sidewalk, residents say. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

The list of concerns related to pedestrian safety are well-documented. Red Bank needs more traffic lights, better signage, sidewalk improves and more, residents say.

But now, with snow packed into blocks of ice at the end of sidewalks throughout town, fears are heightened that something bad is going to happen.

That concern, along with the usual gripes, were aired at Wednesday night’s monthly West Side Community Group meeting with police and Mayor Pasquale Menna.

“It’s not that the sidewalks are not shoveled. It’s just that the curbing is blocked with snow,” said Carl Colmorgen, a school crossing guard. “The crosswalks are there, but you can’t get to them because of the snow.”

But the problem is going to take time to resolve, officials said.

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