Provide Safe Sidewalks surrounding Anne McClymont Elementary by 2014
  • Petitioned Walter Grey, Mayor

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City of Kelowna
Walter Grey, Mayor

Provide Safe Sidewalks surrounding Anne McClymont Elementary by 2014

    1. AME Safe Routes To School
    2. Petition by

      AME Safe Routes To School

      Canada

The City of Kelowna will not be upgrading Dehart Road to Vintage Terrace until 2025, under their current 20 Year Servicing Plan. Governmental funds cannot be used for interim measures such as temporary sidewalks.

Anne McClymont, established in 1929, is the last school in the City of Kelowna to have formalized sidewalks. The unsafe conditions including incomplete sidewalks in a high traffic zone with heavy truck traffic and inadequate parking and drop off zones make this situation libelous to wait until 2025 to resolve.

Currently 5 to 12 year old children are not able to walk independently to and from their school or neighbouring schools due to the unsafe walking routes. As a result, parents are forced to drive their children short distances to school, which further impacts the parking and traffic congestion.

It is the obligation of the City of Kelowna to rectify this unacceptable and potentially critically dangerous situation before one of our children is seriously harmed.

This unsafe condition needs to be permanently addressed in 2014 in conjunction with the City completing the Lakeshore Design Plan.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Mayor discusses issue in The Okanagan Mission Review Summer 2013 edition

      AME Safe Routes To School
      Petition Organizer

      "The Okanagan Mission Review Summer 2013" publication recently highlighted the AME Sidewalk Initiative in a couple articles. Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray dedicated two pages in this issue (p.8&9) to this topic. He stated that on "May 27, council and city staff had a lengthy and wide ranging discussion about road safety and sidewalk infrastructure in Okanagan Mission. Some creative potential solutions for the area around Anne McClymont school came out of that discussion. Staff was charged with refocusing on this urgent need. The outside-the-box discussion produced some new ideas and staff will report back to council in the weeks ahead."

      It is encouring that Council is taking this issue seriously and looking for timely solutions. Safety is a real concern for the parents of children attending Anne McClymont Elementary. This concern will continue to be pursued until a viable and safe solution has been successfully implemented surrounding this area of Lakeshore Road.

    2. AME Sidewalk Petition Submitted to Mayor and Council

      AME Safe Routes To School
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for your support in the AME Sidewalk initiative. Through the online and manual petition there were over 635 signatures collected. The request for a more permanent safe sidewalk to be installed by 2014 surrounding AME along with the petition signatures and comments has been submitted to the City of Kelowna, specifically Mayor Walter Gray and Councillor Luke Stack. The City of Kelowna 2014 budget process begins this summer and carries on through-out the fall. The petition was submitted this summer in the hopes that this urgent matter will be addressed in the 2014 budget.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Teresa Nichols CALGARY, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      For the safety of my grandchildren

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    • Connie McGinley BARRIE, ONTARIO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      My granddaughter attends this school and her safety is of the utmost importance to me.

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    • Jim Craig EDMONTON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      The city of Kelowna should be embarrassed.

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    • Pamela Huska KELOWNA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Safety first for all our children!

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    • Kyla Babcock KELOWNA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      To keep our kids safe!

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