FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2023
Community Art Comes to Life: Leon County, KCCI to Unveil Colorful Crosswalks near WT Moore, Westminster Oaks
|Leon County Government and Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI)
|Crosswalks to Classrooms – Dempsey Mayo Ribbon Cutting
|Monday, November 13 at 10 a.m.
|W.T. Moore Elementary School, 1706 Dempsey Mayo Road
Leon County Government and the Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) invite the community to the unveiling of the newly constructed elevated and artful crosswalks on Dempsey Mayo Road on Monday, November 13, at 10 a.m. at W.T. Moore Elementary School, 1706 Dempsey Mayo Road.
The elevated and imaginative crosswalks on Dempsey Mayo Road at Emerald Chase, Meandering Lane/Meandering Way, and at the W.T. Moore Elementary School Entrance are innovative measures taken by the County in partnership with the KCCI to enhance pedestrian crossing visibility and slow down vehicular traffic in this area. This project supports the County's ongoing efforts to provide essential public safety infrastructure as well as promote livability, health, and sense of community by enhancing mobility. Funding for the artistic designs on the crosswalks was made possible due to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) grant.
The three crosswalks are adjacent to the Westminster Oaks Retirement Community and W.T. Moore Elementary School. The artistic designs featured on the elevated crosswalks display a community sense of public art and draw the attention of oncoming traffic to the crosswalks to enhance visibility and prioritize pedestrian safety.
Parking is available at the entrance of W.T. Moore Elementary School. To circumvent the road closure, attendees are asked to enter Dempsey Mayo Road via Miccosukee Road.
For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media
Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.