Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Petition to slow traffic on Burke Centre Parkway

Parents of children at Terra Centre Elementary School want their kids to be able to safely walk and bike to school. The school is adjacent to Burke Centre Parkway, which is a wide, divided four lane road with a 40mph speed limit that is frequently exceeded. The parents have a simple request, that motorists be warned that there is a school zone ahead.

They have created the petition Support for School Zone Designation on Burke Centre Parkwa:
We, as parents of school-aged children and/or those who work and live in Burke Centre, support passage of House Bill 1879 (Senate Bill 768), which would allow Burke Centre to designate the portion of Burke Centre Parkway (BCP) in front of Terra Centre Elementary (TCE) School as a school zone.
Please sign the petition to support this effort. After signing you'll be asked to donate to the petition site. This is not required for the petition to be completed.

There will be a meeting on traffic-calming of Burke Centre Parkway on February 7 hosted by Supervisor Cook. The meeting is from 7-9pm at Terra Centre Elementary School, Address: 6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015. Cyclists are encouraged to attend to speak out for a safer Burke Centre Parkway. See the Burke Walks Facebook page for more info.

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