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    Security Update February 21, 2017

    Sunday, February 19th @3PM
    Reported by a neighbor
    A medium black and white dog with a teal collar was hit by an automobile/driver near Elmwood at Hertle and ran westward. No additional details are available. 

    The information above is the second report of a pet being hit by automobiles/drivers over the weekend. The other was found and returned to their owner. 

    Pets and People

    As the area experiences an increase in temperatures, more people and their pets are taking to the outdoors. Please raise your awareness of pedestrians of all ages, and animals that may be in crosswalks or inadvertently step into the street.


     

    PCA's Crime & Safety Committee Meetings

    TOMORROW, Wednesday February 22 | 7PM
    PCAdirector@gmail.com | 716-838-1240

    These weekly Security Update emails are an extension of the Crime and Safety Committee. The committee works to keep the community briefed on activity in the neighborhood, communicate with district police about additional needs and challenges, and gather resources to improve safety throughout Parkside. If you'd like more information about assisting the committee, please contact the office, PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. They meet monthly on the last Wednesday, 7PM.

    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email PCAdirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.


    Winter Weather NFTA Transit Tips

    Whether you walk, bike, drive, or use transit, navigating winter weather conditions requires some preparation and caution. The PCA assembled some tips in infographic form to share with you. These are not conclusive, so as always, use your best judgement before travel. This week we feature Winter NFTA Tips: 

    For more details on these tips from the NFTA and additional information, please follow the link or click on the image above.

    Plan extra time for your commute:

    During periods of heavy snow and ice, buses, like personal vehicles, will sometimes fall behind schedule, but rest assured operators will be working to reach your stop as soon as possible.

    Take an earlier trip. Plan extra time to get home. Buses not only get slowed down by the snow, but also by surrounding traffic.

    Boarding in areas with ice or snowbanks:

    In areas covered with snow and ice, or blocked by a snow bank, please wait at the closest cleared driveway or corner.

    When possible, try not to stand in the street or wait at the top of a snow bank. Snow and ice in the street or on a snow bank can be slippery and unsafe.

    When the bus approaches, be aware of the outside mirror, as it extends from the side of the bus.

    Additional riding information tips:

    When riding at night, hold a flashlight so that the driver can see you waiting at a stop.

    If possible, wear reflective apparel or safety bands on your coat or other clothing.

    Parkside is proud to be a walkable neighborhood. We appreciate the efforts of area businesses and residents in clearing sidewalks of snow and ice, and maintaining curb-cuts .

    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!


    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.