Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District Hosts Town Hall Meeting

The Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District Advisory Board is hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, May 11 at the Lockwood Middle School Commons.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the activities of the District since its creation in 2014 and to solicit feedback on a draft non-motorized transportation plan.  The plan addresses six areas of interest including education, enforcement, engineering, encouragement, evaluation and funding.  District consultants, Peaks to Plains Design and Interstate Engineering will be facilitating the meeting.

The Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District was formed in 2014 by a referendum in which 61 percent of the District’s voters affirmed its creation.  The District encompasses the same area as the Lockwood School District and affects over 7,750 people.  The mission of the District is to effectively eliminate fatalities and serious injuries caused by vehicular and pedestrian conflicts throughout the Lockwood area.  Attendees to the meeting will learn about the current crash statistics, proposed programs and infrastructure projects in the near future.  Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback at the meeting.

A draft copy of the non-motorized transportation plan is available here.  For additional information about the meeting, contact Advisory Board Chairman, Nic Talmark at (406) 670-5450 or Consultant, Jolene Rieck at (406) 294-9499.


About the Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District:

The LPSD is a special district under the jurisdiction of the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners.  It was formed in response to an increasing number of vehicular and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries resulting from a lack of infrastructure in the Lockwood area.  The District is funded with a property tax mil levy.

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