2023 Safe Routes to School Amendment and 2023-24 Adult Crossing Guards
The Safe Routes to School Plan provides a provision to review and revise the plan based on changes to district boundaries. Following the decision by the USD 497 School Board on Monday March 27th to close Broken Arrow and Pinckney, the Safe Routes to School Working group met to discuss the timeline for the decision around boundaries. Based on the School Board decisions on April 24th and May 8th to set the new elementary boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year, the SRTS Working group developed the following proposed routes, identified pedestrian projects and recommend adult crossing guard locations and pilots based on the final adopted boundaries. The timeline to develop these recommendations was compressed due to the timing of the decisions of the USD 497 School Board.
Find out more about the Safe Routes to School Planning at: https://lawrenceks.org/safe-routes/
Learn more about the Multi Modal Transportation Commission and view their meeting calendar here.
Public Comments and Online Survey – Open May 10 – May 23
Public comments on the proposed planned infrastructure route changes, identified projects, and proposed adult crossing guard locations can be provided thru the online survey at lawrenceks.org/mpo/tellus from May 10th thru 23rd.
All comments collected will be shared with the Multimodal Transportation Commission for final recommendation on the SRTS plan amendment and recommended placement of adult crossing guards before the SRTS Plan Amendment and Crossing Guard decision will go to the City Commission.
Open House – Lawrence Public Library – May 16, 2023
The Lawrence community was invited to an open house for the Safe Routes to School Amendment from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on May 16 at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium. At the open-house-style meeting, staff shared proposals, answered resident question, and collected feedback. All comments collected will be shared with the Multimodal Transportation Commission for final recommendation on the SRTS plan amendment and recommended placement of adult crossing guards before the SRTS Plan Amendment and Crossing Guard decision will go to the City Commission.