I am a parent of a Cps student who attends Collins located at 1313 S Sacramento in Chicago, I am contacting you about safety issues of all the students that have to cross that street to get to their school and I would like to request pedestrians horses places out in the middle of the street so the speeding traffic can slow down and let the students cross the street, Monday through Friday when i drop my son off at school i see how these kids are about to get hit by all the speeding motorist, They need the horses placed to slow the traffic down. The city have the horses placed for the students going To Uic campus on Roosevelt and Halsted and our children are just important as theirs
Please put out the pedestrians horses up and down Sacramento for the safety of the children. there are no crossing guards for Collins High school students
July 2, 2010
For drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists, traffic around the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus can get congested and confusing at times at busy locales such as the intersection of Taylor and Wood Streets and on Harrison Street near University Hall and student dormitories. So confusing, in fact, that a 2002 study by the Chicago Department of Transportation concluded the Taylor and Wood intersection needed a stoplight.
Previous 2nd Ward Alderman Madeline Haithcock had barred the idea as too costly, so since then UIC Police have placed vertical yellow signs in the streets at both locales that urge drivers to watch for pedestrians. The signs say, “State law, yield within crosswalk,” and have a drawing of a pedestrian. Bill Burton, UIC News Bureau director, said, “The signs are intended to remain in place at all times but sometimes are removed because they were struck by a car or were stolen.” He added UIC has not compiled statistics to determine whether the signs have increased or decreased collisions at these intersections.
“Anecdotal reports of close calls and near misses and concern for pedestrian safety,” prompted UIC to install the signs Burton said. “UIC Police are writing tickets where violations occur, like for not coming to a complete stop or making an improper turn. They are enforcing the signs. The signs are a good idea.”
Chicago Police Commander Dennis Keane of the 12th District agreed the current signs “seem to do the job. From what I see people seem to honor the signs. When they see people, they stop.”