26th January 2014
I have been working closely with volunteers*, the Parent’s Association, and the management of St. Laurence’s School in Delgany, to reduce traffic congestion and to make it safer for children to walk to school.
I’m sure we would all agree that children should be able to walk to, and from, school safely. Unfortunately, this is not the case at St. Laurence’s School. And because parents don’t feel it’s safe for their children to walk to school, they drive instead. This leads to more traffic congestion and, in turn, a less safe environment for pedestrians. We have been trying to break this cycle at the school with a number of initiatives designed to help.
The initiatives include:
Initiatives being considered include:
The communal effort which has involved parents, staff, Tidy Towns, the Garda and Wicklow County Council has made a huge difference in terms of safety and shows what can when all stakeholders work together.
* A big shout out must go to Emma O’Neill who has done huge work on this project with me – thanks Emma.