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New Walkers Boundaries at MRES

Discussion in 'Mill Run Elementary School News and Events' started by pamD, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. pamD

    pamD New Member

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    So I got the email today about the new walking boundaries for Mill Run next year. Anybody know what areas they are adding? Or why the change? Is it only the houses up on top of the hill? And maybe Vilages of Waxpool?

    We are currently walkers, and I am wondering if this might mean improved crossing for those of us that come in from the Claiborne side. Let's hope they fix the traffic problem, too! Here I was all excited thinking enrollment might be less with the new school opening...

    For those that haven't seen it, here is the list of walking streets:
    Ainsley Ct.
    Arbor Greene Way
    Auction Barn Dr.
    Ayr Hill Ct.
    Bayard Terr.
    Beacontree Terr.
    Bramblebush Terr.
    Broadwell Ct.
    Broxton Terr.
    Claiborne Pkwy
    Cloverleaf Ct.
    Cochrans Lock Dr.
    Crosswind Terr.
    Edgemere Te.
    Engleside Pl.
    Fieldthorn Terr.
    Glyndebourne Ct.
    Gulicks Landing Ct.
    HalburtonTerr.
    Hawksbury Terr.
    Heritage Oak Ct.
    Highgrove Te.
    Highview Trail Pl.
    Iannis Spring Dr.
    Inglewood Ct.
    Larchmont Way
    Laurier Dr.
    Mapleton Ct.
    Milford Dr.
    Oak Post Ct.
    Park Brooke Ct.
    Parsells Ridge Ct.
    Poole Ct.
    Red Shale Ct.
    Ridgeway Dr.
    Royal Fern Terr.
    Sandhurst Ct.
    Schenley Terr.
    Sidney Pl.
    Stone Hollow Dr.
    Stoneside Pl.
    Stonestile Pl.
    Sunstone Ct.
    Sweet Bay Terr.
    Sunderleigh Sq.
    Tops Field Dr.
    Trappe Rock Ct.
    Truro Parish Dr.
    Tumbletree Terr.
    Village Dr.
    Virginia Oak
    Windy Oaks Sq.
    Windover Dr.
    Waxpool Road
    Wells Way
    Westdale Ct.
    Windy Pine Ct.
    Wingfoot Ct.
    Whisperhill Ct.
    Withers Grove Ct.
     
  2. JLC

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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Looks like all of the Southern Walk section behind the SW swimming pool too.
     
  4. pamD

    pamD New Member

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    Thanks.

    but Darn it! Just adding VoW and the kids that can take the underpass under Claiborne. So nothing to help us cross Ridgeway without walking all the way down to the cross walk.
     
  5. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    It is 300 new walkers which conservatively will probably equate to 100 - 150 new cars per day. This is going to be a mess.
     
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    This will be a mess. I can't imagine how all of those cars will be trafficked efficiently and safely.
     
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    It's almost all (or all - depends on what you read) of VoW, everyone west of Claiborne, and everyone east of Claiborne and north of Wynridge. It's extended the walk area to a full mile, except for the section east of Claiborne SOUTH of Wynridge (where there is no tunnel, I assume is the logic).

    It's going to be a nightmare if it goes through, because I'd guess less than 50% of that zone will actually walk to school regularly.
     
  8. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Guess LCPS is looking to shave $$$$ off their transportation budget and i think 2 things are gonna happen: 1) more cars are gonna cram ridgeway and make school buses late and 2) more kids gonna be tardy since kids are gonna not want to leave houses so early in the AM. Sigh...what a nightmare its going to be. Thank God I dont have to drive going to work in the AM through the gridlock in front of MRES.
     
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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Not if you LET THEM walk. ;)

    I imagine most of us growing up who lived similar distances walked to school without any issues. Bad weather aside.
     
  10. cmbm

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    A suggestion is a walking pool. I know that we have one on my street for Hillside. We each choose a day and 1 parent walks the kids to school. Yes, the parents end up walking double the distance, but it is exercise for everyone and the adults don't have to do it everyday.
     
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    As a kid I walked much further than this potential change will make my kids walk.....my concern is actually more that some kids won't take the tunnel (we live off Village) but would rather play chicken with the cars on Claiborne and that younger (possibly unsupervised) kids will follow that.

    Wet weather program will be a nightmare for parents and Mr Vickers and his staff alike with all those extra cars for the300 new walkers.....and what about the bus drivers ?? Do they lose their job or get relocated to a different area???
     

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