Escambia Seeks Sidewalks At Kingsfield Elem., Ransom Middle And Eight Other Schools

November 8, 2018

Escambia County is seeking  grant money to fund the construction of sidewalks and other improvements along the roadways outside 10 schools, including Ransom Middle and Kingsfield Elementary.

The Safe Routes To School Grant was created to increase the number of children who walk or bicycle to school by funding projects that remove the barriers preventing them from doing so. Those barriers include lack of infrastructure, unsafe infrastructure and a lack of programs that promote walking and bicycling.

If approved by the Escambia County Commission Thursday night, the county will apply for grants for the following:

  • Ransom Middle School and Kingsfield Elementary School - Sidewalks along West Kingsfield Road from the school entrance to Highway 97 – Commission District 5
  • Longleaf Elementary School, Pine Forest High School, and West Florida High School - Sidewalks on Wymart Road from Hollyhill Road to Longleaf Drive – Commission District 1
  • Warrington Elementary School - Sidewalks on Manchester Street from Druid Drive to Barrancas Avenue, and sidewalks on Park Drive from Manchester Street to Manchester Street – Commission District 2
  • Ensley Elementary School - Sidewalks on E. Johnson Avenue from the school to Cody Lane – Commission District 3
  • C. A. Weis Elementary School - Sidewalks and crosswalks on Cross Street from ‘W’ Street to the school, and from Pace Boulevard to the school – Commission District 3
  • Holm Elementary School and Workman Middle School - Sidewalks along Burgess Road from Sanders Street to Lanier Drive – Commission District 4

The grant applications are due by December 21.

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3 Responses to “Escambia Seeks Sidewalks At Kingsfield Elem., Ransom Middle And Eight Other Schools”

  1. Mike Boneue on November 8th, 2018 9:32 am

    J dub as long as they are in there cars and can move when you need to get out I don’t see a problem with it. Otherwise I’d call the sheriff’s police department to report them and call a tow truck if they are on your property one bit!

    The roadways are for us all for whatever reason as long as they are not actually blocking the road it’s fine. Plus it teaches kids to walk a little especially at that age so they can get some exercise. It is good for that age.

  2. RMSparent on November 8th, 2018 8:29 am

    Is this still a major issue this year? I know it was previously, but with the improved car rider line through Kingsfield Elem I see very few kids walking all the way to the neighborhood. Most parents can now pick up their children quicker in the car rider line since you can pull out of line and exit out of the Elem school.

  3. Jdub on November 8th, 2018 5:48 am

    RMS has loads of “walkers”! The sad truth is that a majority of these kids walk off campus to nearby neighborhood so their lazy parents don’t have to go through the car rider line that is such a pain in the rear. These people flood and swarm the neighborhood blocking residents in while they wait for their kid. This is just another example of how the youth of today is being taught entitlement because we don’t want to follow the rules and wait like everyone else that does follow rules.

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