Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The sidewalk that MCPS says doesn't exist

In an attempt to justify the lack of a planned sidewalk for the Kendale school project, MCPS says people shouldn't worry because there's no sidewalk on Seven Locks Road that kids can use to walk to school.

"So the walking situation between the two sites," MCPS tells us, "are identical."

Wrong again.

This picture was taken from the southwest corner of the intersection of Bradley Boulevard and Seven Locks Road, after the photographer walked a half-mile down a safe, paved sidewalk.

Seven Locks Elementary School is at the left in the background. At the center of the picture: a traffic sign indicating a pedestrian crosswalk for school children.