Safe Routes to School--Encouragement Events:
Cross walks & crossing guards
- Jurisdiction of cross walks belongs to the municipalities where the street and cross walk is located – just like the placement of traffic signals.
- There are great community leaders who get out and help crossing guards, but it’s important to understand that crossing guards are not CCSD employees. They are hired by the respective municipalities law enforcement agencies - Metro, Henderson PD, NLV PD, Boulder City PD.
- For more information from Las Vegas Metro Police Department regarding crossing guards and cross walks watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfH6_hPlhA&feature=related
- CCSD’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program aims to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation. Programs benefit the environment and a community’s quality of life by reducing traffic congestion and motor vehicle emissions and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
- CCSD’s Safe Routes program includes policy development, planning and implementation of strategies such as improvements to streets and sidewalks, education and encouragement of children and parents, and increased enforcement of traffic laws.
- Children to provide them with basic safety education, such as how to cross streets, obey crossing guards and be visible to drivers.
- Parents to create awareness of the need for pedestrian and bicyclist safety education and opportunities to walk and bike and by practicing safety skills with their children.
- Drivers to alert all drivers to the presence of walkers and bicyclists and the need to slow down.
- Law enforcement to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety with school zone enforcement.
- Local officials to identify changes needed to improve walking and bicycling conditions around schools.