Don’t get me started with Lido Blvd. I am absolutely sick of that six lane highway that took the life of my neighbor (a father of four) a few years ago, and from what I’m hearing there was an accident today involving a child. That six lane highway was ‘updated’ around 10 years now, but all it did was make cars go faster. There was a speed camera there a few years ago that actually worked, but politicians are more worried about votes than they are about safety, so that camera was taken away. There is absolutely no law enforcement on that six lane highway, especially by the school where many speed over 70 MPH.
Project 11561 started a petition to Make Lido Blvd SAFE for the Long Beach School District children!!! I really hope you all head over there and give it a signature.
Enough is enough! Lido Blvd is a death trap, and our schools have our middle school kids riding along it on their way to/from school!! We are requesting the following:
Crossing Guards at all points along Lido Blvd that children pass. (ie. Maple Blvd, Greenway Drive, Blackhealth, Regent Drive.)
NEW visible crosswalks along Lido Blvd
Police Presence along Lido from Maple to Middle school entrance
Lane Closure along North Side closed during school beginning/end times
Reevaluate BUS eligibility for LB children
The safety of our children is more important than a SIX LANE highway running through a residential neighborhood. Our children deserve a SAFE passageway to school. There have been multiple crashes and deaths along Lido Blvd, and nothing has changed!