The Walk Safely Milwaukie pilot project will take another significant step on April 12, 2012 when construction begins on a new crosswalk that will provide an important pedestrian link to the Lewelling Neighborhood’s Ball-Michel Park.
The Walk Safely Milwaukie Program empowers Milwaukie’s neighborhoods to identify and implement local projects and other citizen-led activities to make walking in Milwaukie a more comfortable and commonplace experience.
This project will break ground on Thursday, April 12, 2012 and will add new curb and sidewalk at the NE corner of Stanley and Willow Streets, as well as a new crosswalk to the neighborhood park. This project will tie into existing sidewalk and provide a connection to the park and to a nearby school bus stop. The project was proposed by the Lewelling Neighborhood Association, recommended to City Council for funding, and approved by Council. The project is budgeted at $23,000.
The project will be the second pedestrian improvement project under the Walk Safely Milwaukie Program. Last fall 300 feet of sidewalk was added to Home Avenue in the Hector Campbell Neighborhood, providing long-sought refuge for walkers cresting a blind hill on Home Avenue. Later this spring another Walk Safely crosswalk project will be constructed in the Island Station Neighborhood.
The program is in the second year of its three year pilot program. Neighborhoods will again propose projects for PSAC’s consideration in Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
For more information about the Walk Safely Project, please click here.