How can we get a school crossing guard?
School crossing guard requests are evaluated based on the pedestrian exposure rating. We consider the following factors:

  • Age and number of pedestrians crossing
  • Type of traffic control at the intersection
  • Speed of motorists on the roadway
  • Roadways characteristics such as visibility, bar ditches, etc
  • Traffic volume of the roadway crossed
  • Land use adjacent to the crossing

    The City of McKinney’s primary objective at a school crossing is the protection of children. A school walking route is planned to take advantage of existing traffic controls, like stop signs or traffic signals. This sometimes makes it necessary for student pedestrians to walk an indirect route to an established school crossing located where there is an existing traffic control or crossing guard. This improves the movement of traffic by encouraging pedestrians to cross at one centralized location.

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