Let me get this straight. Certain community members of Augusta do not want to block off one block of Laney-Walker Boulevard for the safety of staff and students. Conversely, Paine College wants to block off two blocks of Druid Park Avenue for the same reason.
Keep in mind that, for most of its existence, Laney-Walker was known as Gwinnett Street, named for one of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. Blocking off a block will do nothing to the Laney-Walker neighborhood.
The safety of the pedestrians of both these schools should be paramount.