Neighborhood meeting focused on safety improvements on north side of Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — Neighbors on Eau Claire’s north side met Tuesday night to discuss how to keep their kids safe on their way to and from school.

The meeting connected neighbors and city officials to discuss a number of safety issues, particularly ones so close to several area schools, like Sam Davey Elementary and North High School.

A main issue of concern is with the many railroad crossings and how they lack safety measures, such as arms that lower before a train passes. City Council member Emily Berge told News 18 this became an even bigger issue after last month’s fatal train incident.

“I think it’s important for the citizens of Eau Claire and my district, District 1, to be informed on what’s going on in the city, the city’s doing a lot of great things,” Berge said. “It also allows for citizens on the north side to give input to the city, which I think is important as well.”

Berge plans to further the discussion and see if any action by the city will need to be taken.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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