Niagara Region to undertake  pedestrian count for area around West Niagara Secondary School 

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Niagara Region is moving forward with next steps to assess the traffic situation in the area of the new West Niagara Secondary School on King Street in the Town of Lincoln. In response to the increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic resulting from the opening of the new secondary school in September, Region staff have been observing traffic throughout September to gain information about the changing patterns and assess driver and pedestrian behaviour especially during the busy school drop-off and pick-up times. The Region says the observations have provided the information needed for it to move forward with a pedestrian count and warrant process for a potential protected pedestrian crossing. The Region expects the count to be completed by the end of October and will share further updates as determinations are made based on the results.In addition to the pedestrian count, road re-design options to optimize traffic operations and reduce congestion in and around the new school will also be considered as part of King Street’s future reconstruction planned for late 2024/early 2025.