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Opening of Safety City, 1990

Posted on March 10, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
The opening of Safety City, Lexington’s make-believe city that teaches children about automobile and pedestrian safety, May 23, 1990. The community project includes a network of two-lane streets that is realistic in detail, with curbs, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. More than 2,000 children from Central Kentucky visit Safety City each school year. The city is a partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and the Lexington Police Department. A new fleet of electric cars was recently purchased with the help of a $49,000 donation from Toyota, replaced an aging fleet that had dated back to Safety City’s opening in 1990. Photo by Stephen Castleberry | staff

The opening of Safety City, Lexington’s make-believe city that teaches children about automobile and pedestrian safety, on May 23, 1990. The community project includes a network of two-lane streets that is realistic in detail, with curbs, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. More than 2,000 children from Central Kentucky visit Safety City each school year. The city is a partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and the Lexington Police Department. A new fleet of electric cars was recently purchased with the help of a $49,000 donation from Toyota, replaced an aging fleet that had dated to Safety City’s opening in 1990. Photo by Stephen Castleberry | Staff

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