message from the ateneo : improvements on safety and multi-stakeholder committee formed to review recommendations
posted verbatim statement from the Ateneo De Manila University:
Ateneo deploys more traffic enforcers, strengthens traffic education on campus
Multi-stakeholder committee formed to review community recommendations
Effective Monday, March 2, the Ateneo de Manila University has implemented the following :
1. Deployment of additional traffic enforcers in areas where there is heavy convergence of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, particularly in the Grade School and High School drop-off and pick-up points and pedestrian lanes leading to parking areas;
2. Set up of safety measures in the stretches of the campus road network where speeding is likely to occur; and
3. Creation of a multi-stakeholder committee composed of parents, university administration, the campus traffic group and consultants, chaired by the Grade School headmaster, Fr. Norberto Bautista, SJ.
“We have received many email messages and phone calls from the community suggesting ways to improve traffic safety and traffic management on campus in light of last week’s fatal accident. I would like to assure the community that the recommendations and concerns will be attended to,” Ateneo de Manila University president, Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, SJ said.
Among the consistent recommendations is to strengthen the traffic education efforts for the whole community towards compliance with traffic rules and regulations and road courtesy. There is also a call to make traffic safety a concern and priority for the whole community and not just for the traffic enforcers.
As Fernando Jose Alcantara, father of Amiel, said at the end of the funeral mass Saturday, the Ateneo community should do everything to make the campus safe for all their children. This appeal is also echoed in the emails and messages of many other concerned members of the community and will be the guiding concern for the work of the multi–stakeholder committee.