Res­i­dent wins Safety Coun­cil’s Ci­ti­zen Award

John David Corey has worked to as­sist bi­cy­clists, pedes­tri­ans get around town safely.

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By ALEESE KOPF

Res­i­dent John David Corey has won an award for his ef­forts to im­prove pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle safety in Palm Beach. Capt. Ann-Marie Tay­lor nom­i­nated Corey for the Ci­ti­zen Award, which is given out an­nu­ally by the Safety Coun­cil of Palm Beach County’s Traf­fic Safety Com­mit­tee.

“Mr. Corey is an ac­tive mem­ber of our com­mu­nity who prides him­self on mak­ing the Town of Palm Beach a safer place for all who en­joy the town on a dai- ly ba­sis,” Tay­lor wrote in her nom­i­na­tion form.

Corey, through his group, Palm Beach Walks, has ad­vo­cated for safer cross­ings and more pedes­trian friendly fea­tures at many lo­ca­tions in town, in­clud­ing Worth Av­enue, Sun­set Av­enue and North County Road, Royal Palm Way, the Lake Trail and Bradley Park. He’s also a mem­ber of the town’s Ar­chi­tec­tural Com­mis­sion.

“Win­ning the Ci­ti­zen Award is su­per ex­cit­ing but hav­ing Capt. Tay­lor nom­i­nate me and rec­og­nize my work on the is­land was truly special,” Corey said last week. “The whole thing was a com­plete sur­prise.”

Corey called said the recog­ni­tion has given him a “boost” for projects he’s plan­ning this sum­mer. He said he’s work­ing with the town’s Pub­lic Works Depart­ment and Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion to re­paint cross­walks around town with “special em­pha­sis” hash marks. He also wants the town to paint new cross­walks at cer­tain in­ter­sec­tions, in­clud­ing ones near The Brazil­ian Court and Ch­ester­field ho­tels.

Tay­lor noted Corey’s work to im­prove cross­walk mark­ings, signs and sig­nals on the is­land.

“We are thank­ful for all Mr. Corey has done and con­tin­ues to do

Corey Has ad­vo­cated safer cross­ings for pedes­tri­ans.

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