Reported by: Renee Crane - Action News Now Reporter
Sixty seven pedestrians have been hurt and two have been killed in Paradise over the past ten years. Town officials say that's too many, and they're now taking action to improve pedestrian safety on the Skyway. Suggestions for safety improvements took center stage at a workshop in Paradise today.
Thirty different community organizations attended the workshop, with the goal of educating the community on how to stay safe while walking downtown. There has been a lot of concern about the safety of pedestrians between town hall and Elliot road on the Skyway in Paradise.
The city of Paradise applied for a federal grant last year to improve the Skyway. The town finally received the Highway Safety Improvement Program Grant through the state of California for one million dollars.
The Town Council plans to use the money to improve the crosswalks, create a two way left turn lane, and resurface the roads. The Town Council will hold a meeting next Tuesday, September 10th to discuss the resurfacing of the streets and to move forward on improving pedestrian safety.