The Intersection in Front of My Kids’ School Was a Tragedy Waiting To Happen. Then It Did.

This is a repost of an article that was originally posted on the Strong Towns blog on July 5, 2023 by Isaac Gonzalez, a Sacramento resident who also attended the Strong Towns June 2023 National Gathering.

The KCRA news story of the vehicle fatality outside Phoebe Hearst Elementary in January 2022

In January 2022, a tragic event directly in front of my children’s elementary school incited a deep resolve within me and many others in my community. A mother, awaiting her daughter, was killed while standing on the curb, the victim of a violent crash caused by a red-light runner. This incident sparked a new direction in my life’s journey as a community advocate, instigating a commitment to make this legacy arterial road safer for its most vulnerable users.

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