Following the recent death of a primary school student, the City of Kingston will establish a School Pedestrian Safety Working Group.
Under one proposal on the next board meeting agenda, the team would include representatives from the school board and parent council, Kingston police, city staff and a city councilor.
Last week, a 10-year-old girl died after being hit by a Chevy Silverado outside Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School, where the girl was a student.
The movement said the group would consider increasing the use of crosswalks or pedestrian crossings. It also states that the current ‘no stop’ signs posted near Mother Theresa Catholic School should be replaced with larger ones in the hope of enhancing the visibility of the already existing regulations.
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It also called for a school crossing guard to be hired at the intersection of Limestone and Lancaster Drive for the remainder of the school year to address community requests for enhanced safety measures at schools.
The next meeting of the board is scheduled for February 15.
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