The following was submitted by Sandy Bartlett, a 10-year crossing guard at Meadowbrook and Fairfield near Travell Elementary School. The on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
The idea of eliminating the crosswalk on Bogert is terrible. Before school the drop off line often extends onto Glen and goes down as far as Fairfield. Eliminating the crosswalk and the ability of parents to park and walk their child across would add many more cars to the drop off line, making more of a hazard on Glen.
Putting a speed bump on Fairfield both before and after the Stop sign would slow down the speeders and reduce the speeding cars, of which there are many. I have requested painting "Stop ahead" on the Meadowbrook many times. Cars constantly run the signs or barely make a fast rolling stop--especially while turning. Many do not stop even when I am in the middle of the street with my stop sign crossing children.
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