Crosswalk signs close to middle school smashed by vehicles

CAMDEN — Camden’s middle school principal is pursuing her quest to improve the safety of crosswalks in downtown Camden that students use when walking, biking or riding a scooter to school.

Camden-Rockport Middle School Principle Jaime Stone has seen for herself how dangerous certain highly-used crosswalks can be during bike and walk to school events held every year, which highlight pedestrian safety and benefits of starting each day with physical activity.

In 2020, Stone participated in two Pedestrian Safety Forums held in Camden by the Maine Department of Transportation and Bicycle Coalition of Maine, along with concerned citizens and town officials. At the December 2020 forum, a group of about 50 participants identified the areas around all of the town’s downtown crosswalks as dangerous for pedestrians.

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