Tuesday, August 28, 2012
School starts next week and that means many children will be biking and walking. Here's a few tips for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The first day of school is next week, which means kids will once again be biking and walking to and from school. Now is a good time review these tips and go over them with your children to help keep Village streets safe. If you are interested in volunteering to become a crossing guard, please fill out this application and email it to Kelly Herda. Motorist Safety Tips Pedestrian Safety Tips Bicyclist Safety Tips
Thursday, August 16, 2012
More than ever, drivers are doing everything but driving and Bayside needs you to help local kids cross Brown Deer Road safely.
We've all done it - you're running late, so you're driving on auto-pilot, texting and realize long after you're through the intersection - there were blinking yellow lights and a child was standing there. Luckily, that 10-year-old little boy didn't misjudge traffic and try ot make a run for it because you were driving an auto-pilot and never would have seen him. And with school starting in just more than two weeks, the close-calls will only become more frequent. So, instead of sitting on the sidelines, writing about the close-calls, sadly, waiting to write about a child who has been hit by a car, I'm doing something. I'm partnering with Fox Point and Bayside parents to help kids cross safely. Regent Road and Pelham Parkway cross Brown …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, October brought so many stories with tons of comments and Facebook "Likes" we couldn't fit them all on this list. However, here's a look at just a few of them including a very dangerous intersection in Bayside, the history of Trick-or-Treat street in Fox Point, controversial chicken ordinances and so much more. Crossing Guards Still Fighting Uphill Battle at Bayside Intersection With cars flying by at nearly 40 mph, a Bayside Middle School student waits to cross Brown Deer Road near Bayside Service Center early one weekday morning. The yellow lights on the pedestrian crossing signs blink rapidly, but driver after driver …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Despite volunteer efforts, parents say danger remains at Brown Deer and Regent Road intersection.
With cars flying by at nearly 40 mph, a Bayside Middle School student waits to cross Brown Deer Road near Bayside Service Center early one weekday morning. The yellow lights on the pedestrian crossing signs blink rapidly, but driver after driver ignores the instruction while the children wait to cross. Then, a concerned driver turns halfway into the intersection and simply stops, holding up traffic so the waiting kids can cross. This is a daily pattern for students and other pedestrians at the corner of Brown Deer and Regent Roads. Connie Knapp is a Bayside resident whose 13-year-old daughter is one of those students who frequent this intersection. She rides her bike to the intersection, presses the crossing button, and sometimes waits for…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A Bayside mom has a call to action for any parents looking to keep their kids safe while passing through on their way to school.
Dear Parents of Maple Dale Students: Last Spring my kids wanted to ride their bikes to school, but I wouldn't let them because I didn't feel that the Regent Road and Brown Deer Road intersection was safe. I witnessed adults being nearly run down while in that crosswalk. Needless to say, my kids were pretty upset with me, so I called the Bayside Police Department and asked about the possibility of "volunteering" to act as a crossing guard for that intersection. Lt. Tom Henkel advised me that we would first have to get an ordinance passed by the Village Board that would allow for crossing guards, then volunteers would need to be recruited and trained. This summer, Lt. Henkel was able to get the ordinance passed and is now offering to email…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Police Department will provide training, vests and paddles.
Kids will travel through Bayside a little safer this summer. Volunteer crossing guards will help them get through some of the busiest intersections in Bayside. At the Village Board meeting Thursday evening, the board unanimously approved an ordinance that gives volunteer crossing guards the legal right to stop traffic to assist kids, along with bright, high-visibility vests, signs and training. "What this is doing is giving them legal authority," said Village Attorney Christopher Jaekels. While these positions are voluntary, part of the ordinance states that the crossing guards are required to be trained and supervised by local police. Bayside Police Lt. Tom Henkel said that those bases are very well covered. "They're not going to be …