Wed., December 2
6 PM – 7 PM
Lamar Middle School Cafeteria

On November 16, Lamar Middle School PTA hosted a meeting focusing on Safe Routes to School with a panel consisting of Allandale Neighborhood Association President Donna Beth McCormick, Lamar Principal Eleanor Duncan, Lamar parent Mary Jean Matus and Steven Zettner from Sustainable Neighborhoods. Many issues were discussed concerning students crossing the streets and traffic around Lamar Middle School. There was considerable discussion regarding pedestrians and cars in front of the school and some steps were identified that we can take immediately to help alleviate some of the issues.

This is only the beginning of an effort to address traffic issues and concerns that have been going on for many years. A strategic planning group will begin meeting on Wed., December 2 to discuss options that can be presented to AISD and the city. There is an opportunity to request money from Safe Routes to School to fund potential changes.

Right now the City of Austin is seeking input concerning traffic, this is an ideal time for you to make your voice heard on changes you would like to see and bring focus to our area of the city.

Take the traffic survey at
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/transportation/

If you are interested in working on this issue contact Jane Herrin at %20JHHerrin [Email address: %20JHHerrin #AT# aol.com - replace #AT# with @ ], she will be coordinating this effort.

Thanks,
Lamar PTA