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Woodside gives green light to 'safe routes to school'

Original post made on Dec 20, 2013

On the annual Walk to School day at Woodside Elementary School, about 300 students walk or ride bikes to school. This exercise has included a "walking bus" in which students walk in formation, as if they were riding a bus. There is safety in numbers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:31 PM

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Posted by Townie
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:39 am

■ Prohibit parking on the south side of Woodside Road "in proximity to the school's four driveways and the crosswalks."

I can't support this one.... That will cause more problems than it solves.

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Posted by Woodside resident
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Another issue. How about people start using the cross walk at the stop sign corners of Mt. Home Road/Woodside Road/Cananda more often than not. Seems that everytime I drive through town I have to stop at least 2 times for adult "jay walkers". We need to set an example for chidren to be safe. This is terribe...cross walk is only feet away, please use it.

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Posted by Canada
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Removing parking from in front of the school will encourage people to park at Roberts or Bucks and walk from there, making them perpetually late for school after circling around for parking and then looping back.

I don't want my kids crossing at Mt Home and Woodside Rd. and Canada because half the cars can't figure out whose turn it is to cross, and there are near accidents all the time. A cross-walk further away from that dangerous intersection would be used more.

2/3rds of the parents have 2-3 kids in their cars at drop-off. Not 1. With all the remote roads people travel from, driving will always be a huge part of the story.

Or Woodside could be more like east coast schools and provide buses. Even Menlo Park has a bus paid for by parents. But on the east coast, it's district provided everywhere.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Put up a stop light at Canada & Woodside already. Everyone knows how to behave at stop lights. The current design is way too chaotic for the traffic volume. Drivers rarely check for pedestrians in the crosswalks before zooming across the street.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Dec 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Time to open all the dirt trails in and above Woodside proper to bicycle riders(kids).
These dirt trails lace our community, they should be promoted as safe school routes-paths immediately.
No parent, or grandparent in their right minds would encourage their kids to ride bicycles to school on the local paved roads.

This easily incorporated opening of dirt trails as safe schools routes should be seriously considered as part of the traffic easing solution.

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