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July 4 Bike Parade

Jul 4, 9:00am

Chagrin Falls Triangle Park Commercial Historic District

Meet at Triangle Park in Chagrin Falls for the 4th of July Bike Parade. Start time is 9am sharp! Decorate your bikes! Decorate yourselves! Free bike decorating at Mountain Road Cycles (100 Industrial Parkway, off E. Washington, behind Hunans) July 3rd from 4-6 PM Sponsored by: Safe Routes Chagrin, Mountain Road Cycles and the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Safe Routes wants to get a committee together to do a community outreach campaign to encourage drivers to put down their phones. If any of you want to help, please reply here. Getting people to change habits is hard and takes a multi-pronged, positive approach with education and enforcement. Would love your ideas and involvement! We can make a difference sooner rather than later! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mathew GleesonKathryn S. Garvey. That is an excellent idea and I would be happy to participate. Please advise. Thanks.

2 weeks ago
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Beth Anne Harper HarbaughI would be happy to participate also

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Deborah WilkinsonI'd like the be involved...thank you!

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Allison WoutersI'll help!

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Barbara ChristianSince many cell phone users are from out of town, may I suggest a sign hung below the Chagrin Falls entrance signs that reads: "Welcome to our phone free village" followed by the ordinance number.

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Jennifer Scott CimpermanI'll help, too.

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Barbara ChristianOr an eye-catching water bill insert "Talking while driving is illegal in Chagrin Falls" plus ordinance number.

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Barbara Christian"Talking and Driving - It's just NOT done."

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Nancy RogoffFantastic. I'll help with that

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Angel Schell HartleI'd like to help!

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Karl MaerschHELL YES

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Angela DeBernardoHappy to help. Think we should at least have more visible signs at all the village entrances, for starters.

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Karl MaerschAnother thing to consider is whether slowing drivers down could be a goal of the project as well.

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Angela DeBernardoIf Safe Routes would like to consider a community action committee to take on pedestrian safety for the village as a whole instead of just within the school community, I'm all for that too. I know that was not the direction the group wanted to take a few years back, but it is sorely needed.

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Alex HamerstoneI am already overcommitted with boards and travel etc, but I have a checkbook.

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Alex HamerstoneI think it would be a worthwhile endeavor to have people sit at the corner of main and Washington or at the crosswalks for a day and get unofficial data on how many people they see on cell phones/how many near misses. Or mount cameras and make montages of all the near misses between pedestrians and vehicles.

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JL MattsonApple announced its new iOS will detect if you are driving and will shut everything but navigation and I think handless calls when connected to Bluetooth. That might help and more things like that might help?

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Suzette Seymour FirehammerCount me in! Riley and I were just involved in a major accident caused by a teenage driver believed to be texting on her phone.

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Kathryn S. GarveyAll who want to help with this community outreach, please go to this link and indicate your availability for a planning meeting - doodle.com/poll/hgnvg6e7xsd797es

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Kathryn S. GarveyI added more dates and times to the poll - hopefully some more of you can make the kick off meeting. Please take a minute now to fill out the days/times you are available. doodle.com/poll/hgnvg6e7xsd797es

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Karen WiseThis is very exciting to see this post as it coincides with a major project I am getting ready to launch! Happy to discuss with you !

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As another school year draws to a close, the board of Safe Routes Chagrin wishes to say THANK YOU to our 23 volunteer crossing guards! This year, we presented Dick Shanklin with a special award for volunteering for over 10,000 shifts since 2009 - an original watercolor by local artist, Tan Gillespie. (see photo) Mayor Bill Tomko, CF Police Chief Dacek, former CFPD Chief Brosius, Councilwoman Angela DeBernardo, Sgt. Weiskopf and Officer Nyce all dropped by to convey their appreciation.

When you see any of these volunteers, please take a minute to say how grateful you are for their service!

Muriel Bean
Deborah Blair
Paul Brandt
Jennifer Stearns Condon
Lorrie DiGiampietro
Marianne Gallagher
Kathryn S. Garvey
Angel Schell Hartle
Ellen Fluetsch Herman
Kathy Kolcaba
Raymond Kolcaba
Alice Kruse
Judi Lawrence
Jennifer Levine
Betsey Luce
Rita Owen
Paul Schmidt
Ron Schuller
Dick Shanklin
Sandy Vega Tropp
Deborah Wilkinson
Glenn Wyville
Alexandra Mateo Ziots
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Janelle Zarecor RanieriThank you all!

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Deborah KronstainThank you for keeping our kids safe this past school year.😊

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Rocio MoranThank you!!!

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Sarah Cardinal ReadThanks for all you do!!!!

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Chantel MichalekThank you!!!

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Betsey Byrne GregoireHow great for our kids that so many volunteers make sure they get to school and town safely!! Thank you!

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Kristen RankinThank you! My kids love walking to school

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Deborah WilkinsonPleased to be part of this fabulous team...!

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Jennifer Stearns CondonWe will be looking for new guards fir the fall. Please consider one half hour shift (or you can take more than one of course) to make a huge difference!

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Robert AdelmanThank you all 👋

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Daryl Alexandre Whitmoyereveryones efforts are so greatly appreciated and treasured by our village. and I too so appreciate Dick's service protecting and watching over our kiddos. thank you all.

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