Help Make Streets around MPCS Safer for Students

Help Make Streets around MPCS Safer for Students

Would you like to see the streets around MPCS safer for students? Stand with other MPCS parents and submit a short letter to the City of Wheat Ridge in support of the construction of a pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of Miller Street along Fruitdale Park to 44th Avenue; a pedestrian crosswalk at the corner of W. 47th Place and Miller Street; and a continuous sidewalk on the west side of Miller Street.

Sample Letter

My 8-year-old son attends Mountain Phoenix Community School at 4725 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge. His school is a charter school, so I bring my three younger daughters (4 years old, 2 years old, and 6 months old) to drop him off and pick him up from school each day. I believe the traffic/pedestrian conditions on Miller Street are extremely dangerous for my family. There is no sidewalk on the east side of Miller Street, so if I park on that side of the street, I have to unload my three young children onto the busy street, or walk them through a dangerous ditch. Additionally, there is no crosswalk for students crossing W. 47th Place, and the sidewalk to the south of the intersection is almost impassable due to an overgrown privacy bush.

Our school utilizes Fruitdale Park often, and classes often go on walking field trips to the greenbelt by the creek. There is another charter school at the south end of Miller Street (Compass Montesorri School), so as you can see, Miller Street is extremely busy with foot and vehicle traffic.

As a mother of four young children, I am greatly distressed by the lack of safety measures on Miller, and the purpose of my letter is to make you aware of a very dangerous situation before something terrible happens. I am hopeful that you will hear my concerns and see that steps are taken to improve pedestrian walkability.

Many thanks,
Nancy Hardy

How to Submit Letter

If you have a letter to submit, please email re**********@ya***.com or na************@gm***.com. Letters should be sent no later than Monday, October 31.

Preschool - Grade 8

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