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  • T H E U N - W A L K A B L E S C H O O L I N T H E M I D D L E O F A N E I G H B O R H O O D

    A V O C A W E S T

  • F O R E S T G A R D E N S

    The name of the neighborhood which leads into Avoca West is Forest Gardens.

    The reason for the lack of sidewalks, was so the developer could save on construction costs. Today sidewalks would be mandated by the Village of Glenview.

    Newer Neighborhoods built after 1960, to the North and South of Avoca West both have the mandatory sidewalks.

  • V I L L A G E O F G L E N V I E W

    The Village of Glenview is willing to do a design study for the Forest Gardens subdivision. The Village wants school and neighborhood support prior to moving forward.

    Working with Peter DAgostino, Management Analyst for the Village of Glenview, a traffic study was scheduled and performed on Sherwood Road.

    Officer Jen Smith (#168) performed the study. The study took place from Sept 4 - 11, 2013 from the 1100 - 1200 block of Sherwood Road.

  • T R A F F I C S T U D Y D ATA

    Northbound on Sherwood

    176 cars were traveling at speed where a ticket would be issued.

    15% of drivers were traveling faster than 30 mph.

    Peak volume is between 8:00 - 8:30 AM.

    Southbound on Sherwood

    194 cars were traveling at speed where a ticket would be issued.

    15% of drivers were traveling faster than 32 mph.

    Peak volume is between 3:00 - 3:30 PM.

  • P H O T O S

    The following are photos of Sherwood Road and Heatherfield Lane taken over a one-year period.

    These photos were taken during times when students would be walking.

    Many of the photos include students attempting to walk to school or return home at the end of the day.

  • AV O C A W E S T S P E R C E I V E D O B L I G AT I O N E N D S

  • W H E R E A R E S T U D E N T S T O G O ?

  • M A R I E M U R P H Y S T U D E N T S A L S O G E T F O R C E D O N T O T H E S T R E E T S A F T E R T H E B U S D R O P S T H E M O F F

  • B U S E S B E A R D O W N O N M O R N I N G W A L K E R S

  • PA R K E D C A R S P U S H S T U D E N T S FA R T H E R O U T O N T O T H E S T R E E T

  • I N M A N Y I N S TA N C E S T H E R E I S N O W H E R E T O G O E V E N O N G R A S S

  • B L I N D C O R N E R - W O U L D Y O U L E T Y O U R C H I L D W A L K H E R E ?

  • T H E O T H E R S I D E O F S T R E E T I S N O B E T T E R

  • S O M E A R E A S A R E I M P O S S I B L E T O PA S S

  • T H E S C A L E O F V E G E TAT I O N G R O W T H T O T H E S I Z E O F S T U D E N T S I S O U T O F P R O P O R T I O N

  • D O E S T H I S R E A L LY F E E L R I G H T T O Y O U ?

  • T H I S I S M U C H B E T T E R

  • S O L U T I O N S

    Work with Village of Glenview and Village of Wilmette to assist in executing two tactics:

    1. The school board, principals, and superintendent must support the design study and installation of sidewalks in the Forest Gardens Neighborhood.

    2. Work with the Village of Wilmette to create a second entrance to Avoca West through the rear (west side) of school. Connecting Wilmettes West Park with Glenviews Avoca Park.

  • H A P P Y C O N S E Q U E N C E S

    Increased amount of student walkers from Forest Garden (Glenview) and West Wilmette

    Increased safety for all residents of the area:

    Areas for neighborhood residents to walk dogs

    Elderly may get exercise using sidewalks

    Toddlers and young families can go on safe strolls

    Less traffic on Sherwood

    Less idling cars on school grounds

  • H A P P Y C I T Y

    You can design a city for cars or you can design a city for people, you cannot design for both. - Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City

  • T H A N K Y O U

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