Bothell citizens have taken to Change.org to make their voices heard and plea for more pedestrian safety near Frank Love Elementary school.
The petition, which is addressed to Mayor Freed and Bothell City Council members, urges city leaders to increase the safety near the elementary with a slew of requests, including creating new crosswalks along 4th Avenue W., repainting crosswalks or creating lighted or flagged crosswalks, expanding the sidewalks along 224th Street SW and adding more School Zone signs.
According to Joy Campbell, who started the petition, since the crosswalks and sidewalks are inadequate, many parents drive their children to school, increasing traffic near the school.
“The last three years, we have seen traffic increase and the safety of our walking children decrease,” the petition states. “As a result, more parents are choosing to drive their children to school, creating an even more dangerous environment that will end in a grievous tragedy, even death, if we do not act now.”
Currently, the petition has 252 out of the needed 500 signatures.
Change.org is a petition creation website that delivers the petition to the decision maker designated in the petition, in this case the Bothell City Council and Mayor.
Please visit Change.org for more information or to sign the petition.