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Councilor Sheila Tyson to participate in informational session that will reveal new safety routes for pedestrians

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday April 26, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL—As a member of the Gulf States Coalition, Councilor Sheila Tyson will be in attendance as the group reveals findings from a three-year study this evening at 5:30 p.m.

The information will reveal new safety routes throughout the city and will be held at Booker T. Washington School. In a unanimous decision, the Birmingham City Council voted on Tuesday to approve a resolution authorizing the mayor to submit and execute necessary documents for a grant application that would assist with the construction of a pedestrian bridge across Center Street in the Titusville neighborhood.

The intersection has long been a point of concern for both residents and city officials because children, many of them in primary grades, are required to cross the railroad intersection on foot. In some cases, there will be a train stopped on the track and they must cross anyway.

This evening’s event will offer safety route training, information for parents and students regarding new routes and an outline of the policy changes associated with the new routes such as how officials will direct traffic in the future.

Councilor Tyson will talk about funding that has been received that will be able to help pay for the crosswalk workers as well as.  “It is critical that we as a community provide a safe way for our children to get to and from school,” Tyson said. “This event is meant to help parents, students and anyone else to understand the best ways to move through their neighborhood safely on foot.”

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Booker T. Washington K-8 School, 115 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

This press release is a collaborative effort from Chiara Perry and Cody Owens in the Birmingham City Council Office of Public Information. For media inquiries please contact Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.