Update: This afternoon I met with Devin Ramo and Lori Hummel of the Chesnut Parent Teacher Council, Mrs. Williams the Principal of Chesnut and Mrs. Mindy Sanders the City of Dunwoody Capital Projects Manager to discuss all possible crosswalk options and the pros and cons of each option.
In the end after much discussion and sensing the frustration of Mrs Williams, I point blank asked her with all of your knowledge of the school and the flow of your students where would you want the crosswalk? She stated near the bus lane (now called Dr. Richard Reid Circle), just north of the current crosswalk.
We thought that the crosswalk should ideally end on school property with no other crossings where vehicles transverse, be located near the front of the school but also needed to be in a location with only two lanes of traffic where there was no car pool lane. Since the car pool lane was troubling the design, we sketched an idea to bring back to the traffic engineers whereby concrete would be added to add a pedestrian landing / moving the start of the car pool lane and placing the main crosswalk to Chesnut at that location.
Below is a photo of what the traffic engineers and safety professionals will be reviewing.