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    Security Update December 18, 2017

    Winter Weather Driving 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 Driving:


    Reduce Speed: Keep speed slow to avoid slipping and sliding.

    Allow Longer Stopping Distances: It takes extra time to slow down so leave space between you and the car in front of you.

    Turn Off Cruise Control: Take control of your own acceleration.

    Take it Slow: Steer, brake and accelerate slowly so you don't lose controlof the car.

    Beware of Black Ice: Slow down before intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady spots where black ice forms.

    Enter Traffic Cautiously: Don't take chances, don't cut in front.


     

    Aggregated Crime Reports

    Tuesday, December 12 @ 8AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on the 1 block of Agassiz Circle. No additional details are available.

    Thursday, December 14 @ 11AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on the 1 block of Greenfield Street. No additional details are available.

    Friday, December 15 @ 8AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Burglary reported on the 100 block of Humboldt Parkway. No additional details are available.

    Lost & Found

    Tuesday, December 12
    Reported to the PCA office

    A set of keys was lost near the corner of Woodward and West Oakwood. If you found these (or any other keys), please contact the PCA office at 716-838-1240.

    Thursday, December 14 
    From NextDoor.com

    Cat found on Parkside near Colvin.  If you know who this declawed and friendly feline belongs to, please call 716-983-3778.

    Saturday, December 16 
    From NextDoor.com

    A wallet was reported lost on the south side of Florence between Crescent and Woodward. If you found this item, please contact the PCA office at 716-838-1240.


    Limited Amount of Traffic Calming Signs Available!

    Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

    A limited number of traffic signs, from a second printing, are still available in the office. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 via the below link when requesting a sign.  

    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made online (above) or at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 


    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.

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    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.