At recent public meetings parents and community members expressed concerns about students safely crossing the roundabout to walk to the school.
Our schools actively teach students about safely crossing roads to get to school and the roundabout is a new feature to discuss with students who will be attending Anne Roberts Young Elementary. School District 60 staff have reached out to the City of Fort St John staff, the RCMP, and ICBC to discuss learning resources or strategies to help students cross safely.
The roundabout near Anne Roberts Young Elementary is well lit and provides crosswalks and pedestrian refuges in the middle of the crossings.
ICBC includes increased pedestrian safety as a feature of roundabouts,
The benefits? Roundabouts improve traffic flow. They reduce serious crashes, injuries and fatalities because they virtually eliminate the chance of a head-on or right-angle collisions. They improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Roundabouts can even reduce greenhouse gas emissions.https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/Pages/How-to-use-roundabout.aspx
The cited link above includes tips for driver, cyclist, and pedestrian safety. Further they have a roundabout information guide available at https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/Documents/Roundabout-information-guide.pdf