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Loma Verde & Louis + Roadwork = Confusion for school kids

Original post made by Palo Verde Parent, Palo Verde School, on May 7, 2007

They are digging up Loma Verde again. This morning at 8.05 confusion reigned at the intersection as flag man and crossing guard gave opposing directions to drivers and pedestrians. One stopped the traffic to let kids cross and the other directed traffic to move through the intersection. One can't speak English, don't know about the other. The roadwork makes so much noise that no one could hear anything being said. One trailer on Louis was blocking the crosswalk.

When confusion results like this, we can understand that the City does not communicate with itself. Someone (who?) from the utilities should have contacted traffic and whoever looks after crossing guards and worked out how this should have been dealt with. It should not be left to elementary age kids to deal with.

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Posted by Palo alto mom
a resident of Professorville
on May 7, 2007 at 2:35 pm

This week is Operation Safe Passage (a little ironic). This was in our school enews today:

**** OPERATION SAFE PASSAGE
Palo Alto Police will be conducting ÔÇťOperation Safe
Passage" Mon-Fri May 7-11. Police will concentrate
enforcement activities at schools & on school routes,
issuing tickets to motorists, pedestrians, & bicyclists
who violate traffic safety laws. The program mission
is to provide students with safe passage to school.
PTA Council thanks PAPD for their ongoing
partnership in providing safe routes to school.
Info: Web Link

I believe the website has contact info for reporting things (and of course you can also call the police...