Cincinnati Public, Roxanne Qualls seeking safer routes to school - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

CPS, Qualls seek safer routes to school

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Auburn woman shot during domestic dispute

    Auburn woman shot during domestic dispute

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:28:56 GMT
    Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute. Johnnie L. Forte, 59, has been charged with second degree domestic violence. Auburn police officersMore >>
    Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute.More >>
  • Maxwell AFB retires military working dog 'Alissa'

    Maxwell AFB retires military working dog 'Alissa'

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:25:18 GMT
    Maxwell's 42nd Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron held a Meritorious Service & Retirement ceremony for a four-legged employee who worked like a dog during her time on staff.Alissa, a military workingMore >>
    Maxwell's 42nd Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron held a Meritorious Service & Retirement ceremony for a four-legged employee who worked like a dog during her time on staff.Alissa, a military workingMore >>
  • Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:11:39 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.More >>
    The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew...More >>
EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Public School (CPS) students completed their first full week back to school on Monday, and city leaders are now focusing their efforts on the route to and from school.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan spoke Monday about the need to implement a district-wide travel plan to ensure safe routes for students to walk and bike to school.

Qualls introduced a motion last fall for the city to adopt the plan and start making priority improvements, including crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals with funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

"When students are assisted by pedestrian-friendly improvements and motorists use caution, it's a win-win for all of us," said Ronan while speaking at the five-points intersection in Evanston.

The intersection, Woodburn, Montgomery, Gilbert and Hewitt, is one of the 15 intersections identified as a "high-priority" improvement and is located near Evanston Academy, the Academy of World Languages and Walnut Hills High School.

Better defined crosswalks and pedestrian countdown signals have been recommended as low-cost improvements.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow