Kids are walking in our Wynfield streets every morning and afternoon at a variety of times based on children’s ages and classes. They are also visiting friends, playing with pets, and riding scooters and bicycles after school.
It is disturbing that I have seen multiple drivers going through our stop signs without slowing down or stopping. I have also been walking my child to or from the bus stop when I have witnessed drivers traveling much too fast without slowing down around us.
We do not have sidewalks in our neighborhood, so many neighbors are walking with children or walking/jogging for exercise on our streets every day. Protecting the safety of everyone in our neighborhood, it is essential that we acknowledge and follow these listed requests from Keep Kids Alive:
At 20 mph – 5% will die
At 30 mph – 45% will die
At 40 mph – 85% will die
Continued speeding in our neighborhood will result in local police to begin supervising and addressing this issue on our behalf.