Monday, May 6, 2013
McKinley and Eisenhower elementary schools schedule events Wednesday to promote Safe Routes to School. Bike riding is the star of the day, but at Eisenhower, unique challenges call for unique solutions – and one parent has an answer.
Wednesday is National Bike to School Day, and of the 45 registered events in Wisconsin, two are in the "Sensational Sixth" district of Wauwatosa: McKinley Elementary School is celebrating its second annual Bike to School Day and Eisenhower Elementary is holding its first. McKinley Bike to School Day, led off by its Safe Routes to School founder, parent Sarah Lerand, will feature before- and after-school bike helmet-fittings, at 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The afternoon session will be headlined with a bike inspection presentation by Jessica Binder of the Wisconsin Bike Federation at 2 p.m. The Wauwatosa Police Department will be at McKinley in the morning to advise, assist and support, and the Wauwatosa Fire Department will do the same in the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Among the recommendations they'll make for the neighborhood south of three school on Center Street – it's time to install pedestrian walkways.
- Jim Price
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sidewalks may need to be in the future of a Wauwatosa neighborhood that has never had them. After accidents in which students were struck by cars, several Wauwatosa school zones were targeted for traffic safety studies. One, Wauwatosa Avenue north of North Avenue, got a quick treatment this year after a boy's leg was severely fractured while he was crossing to get to Longfellow Middle School. But even before that incident, the city and the Wauwatosa School District were looking at two other school areas where less serious accidents had occurred: West Center Street between Mayfair Road and North 124th Street, where (from east to west) Whitman Middle School, West High School and Eisenhower Elementary School stand along the north side of …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sarah Lerand recognized for efforts to improve safety conditions around school hemmed in by busy thoroughfares.
During 2011, school zone safety became a topic of concern for all of Wauwatosa. Several accidents – a 4-year-old being struck by a car in front of Eisenhower Elementary School, another student hit near Madison Elementary, another near Longfellow Middle School and suffering a severe leg fracture – opened eyes and created calls for action. At McKinley Elementary School, action was already under way. Before any accident happened there, McKinley mom Sarah Lerand recognized the dangers inherent in traffic congestion nearby to busy West North Avenue and Swan Boulevard, and she began a campaign to minimize the danger. On Wednesday, Lerand will herself be recognized for contributing to a safer community when she will receive an award from Safe …