Thursday, February 05, 2004

The Daily News probes dangers of walking to school in Philadelphia

Some disturbing articles in the recent daily news about the dangers of walking to school, no mention of BEEP or any organized safe routes to schools program anywhere in the article. The police seem baffled by the statistics and the Streets Department often resist easy fixes.

Crossing Guards in Crisis

Dangerous Drivers put students at risk
"School district boss Paul Vallas called the injury statistics "unacceptable." He outlined a list of new initiatives aimed at improving safety for children outside schools, including identification of safe routes for walking students, better education about traffic safety for students and establishment of parent patrols."

The Safety Fight at 3 Schools