Blind Bay Pedestrian Safety!

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Has there ever been a time where you did not feel safe taking your little ones for a walk around your neighbourhood, or allowing your younger ones to take their bikes for a stroll with their friends down the street because you are aware of how fast traffic can get in the area and are terrified they could get hurt.  Do you enjoy your morning walks down the road to check out our beautiful scenery, or to go for a stroll to get groceries from our local grocer but are at a constant look out for vehicles passing by way beyond the speed limit.  Well you are not alone, there are so many of us affected in the community by the many fast drivers in the area and there needs to be more awareness and there needs to be a change!

My daughter started her first full day of Grade 2 today, she was so excited to finally be able to go on the bus for her very first time, so off we went.  My husband, daughter and son aged 5, (who will soon be joining her on the bus in the following weeks to come) were headed up the street to wait for the bus!  Our excited and happy journey headed to the bus stop was quickly turned into a scary and uncomfortable experience.  Almost every single vehicle passing by was doing well over the speed limit and did not take the time to slow down or even slightly move over for not only us but the many other children walking single file up to the same bus stop.  I have lived in the area for over 8 years and have always been aware of how fast the traffic can get in the area and have always wanted to make a change and bring awareness not only for myself and my family but the community!  

As a community we need to come together and demand for more road signs be placed to remind traffic to SLOW DOWN and share the road with pedestrians .  We need proper sidewalks to be placed or have proper walking trails so that we are not having to quickly walk off the side of the road into the ditch hoping we don't get hit by a quickly passing vehicle.  We need proper bus stop signs to be placed for the safety of our children on these busy roads!  We need more Children Crossing signs in our community or Children At Play signs to remind traffic to be more cautious of our children in our community!

Please share and sign this petition if you feel the same and want to see a change in our community and feel safe to walk our roads!  We can take action together and make the roads a safer place for our community!