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Re: Traffic Safety in the Willows -- Stop Signs Needed on Central Ave.

From: domainremoved <Tracy>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 14:10:09 -0700

Good Afternoon,

Thank you to the City for the initial work being done to make the Elm St. and Walnut St. intersections along Central Ave. safer. While the efforts so far are a good start, the belief among neighbors is that more needs to be done to keep pedestrians, bicyclers and others safe. Specifically, we need stop signs at one or both of these intersections — and we need them before school starts in a few weeks.

I am attaching photos that were shared recently by a concerned neighbor, which illustrate this ongoing problem. These are of an accident that occurred almost two years ago at the Central/Walnut intersection in which a car jumped the curb and ended up in our neighbor’s yard across the street. We were lucky there were no children nearby when this happened. Please take action now so we don’t need to rely on luck to keep our children and others safe.

Thank you for consideration.

Respectfully,

Tracy Morris
Central Ave.




> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Tracy Morris <tracymorrispr_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Dear All,
>
> We are writing to respectfully request that the City put up stop signs in the Willows at the corners of Central Ave./Elm St. and Central Ave./Walnut St. We live at the corner of Central and Walnut and are concerned about the increasing number of accidents and near-misses at these intersections. Last week, a cyclist was hit by a car at one intersection and last month a little girl on her way to school at Willow Oaks was hit at our intersection. We have also seen car accidents at this intersection, including a car that jumped the curb and ended up on our neighbor’s front lawn, and regularly hear horns blaring because of close calls.
>
> Both of these intersections are part of major pathways for children going to and from school at Laurel Upper Campus, Alto and Willow Oaks. Cars regularly speed down Central Ave. because, unlike other roads in the Willows, there is a big stretch with no stop signs to slow them down. The problem is getting worse as more and more traffic flows through the neighborhood. While measures like cutting down obstructing bushes on the corners will help, we believe that stop signs will provide a more certain fix to the problem.
>
> We encourage you to act before an accident results in tragedy. Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tracy Morris and Chris DeCardy
Received on Mon Aug 06 2018 - 14:09:52 PDT

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