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Hazards of the new median on Ravenswood Ave

From: domainremoved <Courtnie>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:34:42 -0700

To Whom It May Concern,

I run my business near the north end of Alma and Ravenswood Ave. The new median that has been errected on Ravenswood has created more of a hazard than it has a solution for the dangerous intersection of Alma and Ravenswood. We are constantly seeing drivers making dangerous decisions in order to get where they are going. Constant backup of traffic has worsened from El Camino all the way through Ravenswood, and its only the summer time when traffic is lesened. We have seen several cars making UTurns accross the railroad tracks and/or accross the cross walk!!...The presence of police has only been available for cars who chose to now make a right turn from Ravenswood onto North Alma to go to Burgess Park or the Library. That crosswalk is not the main issue for traffic backup onto the railroad tracks. The main issue, is people not paying attention, and the crosswalk from Alma to Alma, accross Ravenswood. Wouldnt it be smarter to move the crosswalk down
 the street, say, from Noel to the other entrance to Burgess Park?...

I work all day at Alma and Ravesnwood, and watch the traffic all day. We were the first responders on the sceen for the woman whose SUV got slammed into on the tracks....not becasue traffic was backed up, or that she was boxed in, but unfortunately becasue she made a bad decision to stop and park on the tracks and not pay attention the the train.

The new barrier on Ravenswood has affected my clients abilities to travel to my business, especially now that the barrier was extended past Noel Drive. I urge you to reconsider your decision to put a permanent barrier up along the entire stretch of road. And to consider moving the crosswalk, thus relieving unexpected traffic backup and accidents.

Concerned Business Owner
Received on Tue Jun 16 2015 - 16:34:43 PDT

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