DPS survey assessing Milton Road safety

July 2, 2014 

— The Milton Road area of northern Durham is becoming a literal hub of educational activity.

In addition to the innovative Durham Public Schools Hub Farm, an outdoor learning laboratory, there are three schools along Milton Road – Eno Valley Elementary, Carrington Middle and Northern High – as well as a branch of the Durham Public Library, post office and EMS station. Students regularly walk among the schools and athletic fields, the Hub Farm and library.

Due to the increased pedestrian activity, some residents have expressed concerns about a lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, school zone signs and speed limit signs in the area. DPS is surveying Northern Durham residents to solicit their input on possible safety improvements. The DPS Hub Farm received a YMCA Pioneering Healthier Communities Youth Advocacy mini-grant, with which they are employing three student interns to research safety along the road. The youth will use the feedback from the survey to advocate for the changes the community identifies as necessary.

To take the survey online visit surveymonkey.com/s/MiltonRD. Paper copies are also available at the North Regional Library at 221 Milton Road. For more information about the survey, contact Katherine Gill, project manager for the DPS Hub Farm, at 919-403-1311 or dpshubfarm@gmail.com.

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