Residents raising safety concerns about school zone in Beaverton

Two residents have contacted council with concerns about speeding vehicles on King Street in Beaverton. Both are on the agenda for Monday’s (Sept. 21) meeting.

 

I’m writing today on the subject of King Street in Beaverton that is home to Beaverton Public School, the YMCA childcare centre and a public park and tennis court where people often drive 50 km/h to 70km regularly in this 30-km/h zone.

There are no sidewalks and as parents with a child, we ask to have patrolling put into place, suggesting a blitz where an officer issues tickets (not just a one time event) and fines to those that speed in this area.

The addition of sidewalks to this area is really important, my family has to stop on the road to watch and wait for passing cars before we continue walking – it is quite stressful especially during the winter months where snow and frosted windshields add an extra layer of danger.

Julie Lindsay
Beaverton

 

Please table the following concerns and request for action for King Street in Beaverton.

King Street is home to the local elementary school, with a park area and tennis courts.

There is a 30-km/h speed sign and children at play sign but other than that there is no speed reminders down the entire distance.

Very few people adhere to the 30-km/h speed limit and there are children walking to and from the school and park area. Additionally, there is a lot of other foot traffic.

Concerned citizens have indicated we need more signage…sidewalks on both side of the street that pedestrians can actually use (versus the parking of cars for child pickup) and some speed enforcement.

This is a critical street but only one of many where speeding occurs. l have seen speeds that I feel – and many other pedestrians feel – is in excess of 20 km/h to 40 km/h over the limit.

Darlene Hopkins
Beaverton

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