Albuquerque invests in school crosswalks after child’s death – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-04-07 21:21:09 –

Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque has been working on a pandemic to make school crosswalks safer. It follows the death of a girl near Albuquerque Middle School. The city has invested more than $ 500,000 to improve pedestrian crossing safety in nearly 50 primary and junior high schools throughout the metro.

While waiting to pick up her grandchildren from Chaparel Elementary School, her grandmother said, “I’ve seen many times near accidents where children were walking and almost hit.” She didn’t want to be identified, but she says she needs a project. Chaparell is one of the schools that has already seen $ 6,000 in improving pedestrian crossings.

The city has found that most pedestrian crossings meet the required standards. Especially in elementary schools, there are guards on the pedestrian crossing. However, there are some that need to be updated. Improvements include repainting pedestrian crossings and adding signs, lights, or hawk traffic lights.

Some of the more notable changes the city made last year include installing new traffic lights near LBJ, Eisenhower, and Desert Ridge Middle School. After the death of 12-year-old Eliza Justin Almuina in 2018, the city has put together a task force to study school crosswalks. She was on the pedestrian crossing in front of Cleveland Middle School when the driver hit her.

Dr. Gabriel Durand Blakey, Chief Operating Officer of Albakirk Public School, said:

The city will also set “major pedestrian intervals” at all signalized intersections in Albuquerque by the end of this month. They give pedestrians a green pedestrian signal as a favorable start to traffic.

Eliza Justin Almuina’s family Illegal death proceedings against city, APS, and driver.. The city settled in January. Court documents indicate that APS is about to resolve and no details have been released.

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