On Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m., members of the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) and councilman Pete Laybourn will host an ice cream social to celebrate the newly completed crosswalk located at Pershing Boulevard and Duff Avenue. The event is open to the public with the social privately paid for.
The crosswalk provides access to people with disabilities and mobility issues.
Members of the MCPD and those in attendance will meet at Frontier Access (1207 E. Pershing Blvd.) to utilize the crosswalk and meet for an ice cream social at Dairy Queen (1038 E. Pershing Blvd.).
“We are so grateful to City Council members, and in particular, our Council Liaison Pete Laybourn, who continued to support building this crosswalk,” said MCPD Chairwoman Patti Riesland.“The push for completion during a hectic construction season by Traffic Engineer Nathan Beauheim and Public Works Director, Vicki Nemecek, is also very much appreciated. They kept the project on budget and completed by the deadline. The safety of all citizens in Cheyenne, regardless of their abilities, is a top priority for every department in the City and we’re thrilled to have been part of this project.”
Prior to its installation, navigating along both sides of Pershing Boulevard was problematic for those with disabilities and mobility issues and was a project advocated by the MCPD, City Council members, and concerned citizens.