Last month an 8 year old boy was severely injured crossing the Bayfront Connector. Today, activists are asking for safer pedestrian routes.
Activists marched along some of the busiest roads in the area to probe a point; that the city needs safer pedestrian walkways. Community members say they're concerned about the routes children use walking to school.
Dozens of demonstrators marched along the Bayfront Connector, starting at the Broad Street Intersection. That's where a driver ran off after hitting an 8 year old last month. Activists tell us there needs to be more pedestrian-friendly paths for kids. They also argue demolishing the McBride Viaduct worsens the problem and goes against the Erie Refocused plan.
Gary Horton, March Organizer, says, "we want to try to slow people down in our neighborhoods and in our community, and highlight that by coming to the most dangerous road in our community for young people, to make that point."
Community Activist, Lisa Austin, says, "as a concerned citizen who's concerned about the future, we've gotta protect our kids so they can live and be a part of the future."
Several organizations joined in the march. They say keeping kids safe is something everyone can get behind.
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