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"Sometimes children think that the cars will automatically stop Ralph Lauren Polo Shoes White for them, meanwhile the drivers are trying to figure out how not to hit the car in front of them," she said. "That's the whole idea of a roundabout is to keep traffic moving, and I don't know that they're always looking for little students.
"That's really concerning to me," she said.
"There's going to be five crossings and it's just insane to ask a child, who's 6 (years old), to negotiate when the time to cross is," McWilliams said. "That's really a hard thing for little kids to do because they just don't have the developmental capabilities to know when to go, and that makes me nervous."
"I want them to arrive safely at school and, of course, I want them to arrive safely at home from our doors," she said.
Hunter Lake Elementary School principal Amanda McWilliams at the intersection of Hunter Lake and Lacoste Trainers Navy
Replacing the signal would cost about $1.1 million while the roundabout project would cost up to $1.9 million.
Traffic currently clogs at the intersection because the stop light, which was due for an upgrade, lacks a turn signal for drivers heading north and southbound.
With 365 students attending Hunter Lake Elementary, morning hours are hectic at the intersection, McWilliams said.
Roundabout planned near Reno elementary sparks debate
Mayberry on Friday, June 6. McWilliams is concerned that the intersection would not be as safe for students on their way to and from the school if a proposed roundabout is built. The roundabout has caused some controversy regarding safety.
Several parents have signed a petition and written letters to the RTC voicing their concerns. Neighbors also protested the future roundabout on June 4, with five teachers participating in the cause.
Future plans for a roundabout at a busy Reno intersection near Hunter Lake Elementary School has school staff, parents and neighbors concerned about the safety of pedestrians.
Although school staff currently keep watch at nearby crosswalks, more would be needed if a roundabout were to Palladium Canvas Boots Uk
"It's about 100 feet from my front door," Principal Amanda McWilliams said. "This is a walking school for the most part. About 50 to 60 percent of our students walk because this is a neighborhood school."
be built, McWilliams said.
RTC officials might install flashing lights at crosswalks of the future roundabout, but plans haven't been finalized yet, Harrington said.
Plans for a roundabout are part of a reconstruction project that includes work to the pavement and sidewalks from California Avenue to Hunter Lake Drive, said Joe Harrington, spokesman for Washoe County's Purple Palladium Boots
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"Traffic would move much more slowly and drivers would have a greater opportunity to see pedestrians," Harrington said. "The crossing distances would also be shorter.
While it would be easier to install a turning signal to help speed up traffic, a roundabout would eliminate electrical and maintenance costs, Harrington said. It would also help reduce speeds, reconstruct the pavement and replace deteriorated sidewalks, officials said.
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