Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday Nights are Swim Meet Nights in Dunwoody - 10 feet allows Safe Parking for Safe Swimming


Last year I attended one of my children's swim meets at an away pool and as is usually the case, I was running late and I parked what seemed like several blocks away. As I walked closer to the event, vehicles were parked on both sides of the street leading up to the pool whereby a firetruck or ambulance would not have had enough room to squeeze by the cars to make to it to the pool in the case of an emergency.

Remembering that event, I requested that the City of Dunwoody partner with all ten of the swim tennis communities to make them aware of the issue and each was offered a customized flyer like you see above for my home pool. (Go DNDC Fins!)

I am told that each organization’s strategies to encourage safe parking is a little different, from e-mailing all members, to posting signs at their club houses, to even emailing their flyer to visiting teams. If your involved with your swim team's communications and have not seen your customized City of Dunwoody flyer, please contact Ms. Edie Damann at 678-382-6712 and she will happily email you the electronic document early Tuesday morning after the holiday.

So when you are running late to your children's swim meet, like I know I will, please remember to keep this ten foot spacing lane in mind as the safety of the event and the surrounding community are directly at stake.

Thanks.

10 comments:

Pattie Baker said...

This is excellent, John, and very nicely designed. I would be interested in knowing the public safety street standards in more detail so that we can all ensure that these vehicles can reach those in need at any time. I know there are often two landscaping or other vehicles parked across the street from each other in my neighborhood that impede safe passage.

DunwoodyTalk said...

Dun North going down Tuesday night

Dunwoody Mom said...

We'll see.....

Heyward said...

I just made a bunch of No Parking signs to be put out at Kingsley Swim Club. They will be placed on one side of the street. Good post!

alan said...

I spoke with Ms.Greer with the City of Dunwoody a few weeks ago and we are deploying signs(see Heyward's comments), communicating the importance of this to our members and visiting swim teams. We are excited to be a part of this...Alan Wilson, Pres, Kingsley Racquet & Swim Club.
Go Dolphins!

Lindsay said...

And don't forget to keep an eye out for people on bikes. Lots of kids ride their bike to and from these events.

DunwoodyTalk said...

410-381, great meet. All the kids had fun

John Heneghan said...

Congrats to Redfield, it was a very close. Beautiful night for swimming or in the case of my five year old; great night of playing on the playground and digging for worms.

Anon said...

Given the nightmare and public safety issues generally related to swim meet parking, I am curious how did this initiative work last night?

John Heneghan said...

Anon, to be honest, I don't know. I slipped into and out of the DNDC event through a secret back gate. Maybe someone else can report? Other locations?