The Raleigh City Council adopted two new traffic policies Tuesday aimed at making school children and Glenwood Avenue safer.
The board voted to allow all-hours parking along Glenwood South south of Tucker Street; it’s currently prohibited during the busy commuting times of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
The change likely will slow traffic, but advocates argued it would make the street safer and better for business. The city will reassess the change in the months and years ahead; the vote was unanimous.
The board also voted to provide as much as $223,000 in extra funding to put a crossing guard at every local elementary and middle school that wants one. Councilman Russ Stephenson suggested delaying the change until the city asked the Wake County Public School System for funding help. Councilman Wayne Maiorano said the city should lead the way by making the change.
Councilwoman Kay Crowder was the sole vote against the proposal, saying that while she loves children she wanted to seek funding from the school system first.