Resident wins Safety Council’s Citizen Award
John David Corey has worked to assist bicyclists, pedestrians get around town safely.
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.