Save our Students!
The entrance to Minnetonka Middle School West (MMW) is on the busy stretch of Hwy 41 between Hwy 7 and Hwy 5. This school supports upwards of 1,000 6, 7 and 8th graders every year. Between 8am and 9:15am each weekday morning and again between 3:50 and 4:30 many students leave the school on foot or on bicycles. These students come into direct contact with the traffic on Hwy 41, traveling at high speeds and often not paying attention to the student population.
School districts commonly create safe passage for the students through the use of traffic lights and School Zone designations. No such safety precautions are provided at MMW as Hwy 41 is a state Hwy and not controlled by the county or town of Chanhassen.
This petition seeks support for a minimum School Zone designation to be in effect when students are present.
Please show your support for our students by signing this petition that we may deliver to the State of MN for support.