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Calabasas to Announce Safe Routes to School Partnership

The city of Calabasas is working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Las Virgenes Unified School District to improve safety along the Mulholland Highway coordinator.

The city of Calabasas will announce on Monday its efforts to improve safety for students who attend schools along Mulholland Highway in Calabasas.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the "Safe Routes to School" program is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and the entrance of the Calabasas High School parking lot.

“[The] program is a great opportunity for the city to work on ensuring the safety of our children while educating parents and drivers to be more aware and cautious of their driving behaviors,” said Robert Yalda, Director of Public Works for the city of Calabasas.

Calabasas City Councilmembers David Shapiro, Lucy Martin and representatives from LACSD and LVUSD are slated to attend.

Through a partnership with the district and the sheriff's department, the City worked to identify key areas that required attention to help ensure student safety, including A.E. Wright Middle School and the Mulholland Highway School Corridor.

This corridor includes Calabasas High School, Chaparral Elementary, and A.C. Stelle Middle School.

Funding for the projects comes from a Federal Safe Routes to School Grant, and will include  crosswalks at key locations, flashing beacons, improved and consistent signage, in-road flashers, and other improvements. 

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