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For a number of years now local residents, concerned parents and local & national elected officials have been requesting DRD NI/Roads Service take action and make safe a short stretch of the Longstone Road in Annalong Co.Down leading to Moneydarragh Primary School.
Having recently returned to the the area where I grew up I was delighted to be sending my son the the local primary school I attended 30 years ago. The school is a mere 3-4 mins walk from our new home along a scenic country road but there is no footpath to allow safe travel and we are forced to walk on the actual road surface where cars pass at speed with a speed limit in place of 60Mph!
I approached the local District office for Roads Service NI and requested they trim and maintain the road side verges and bushes therein to at least allow pedestrians to use the amble space available to make the short journey to the school safely AND to allow approaching traffic a full unobstructed view of the road in both directions for both their own safety and the pedestrians.
To date Roads Service NI have refused to carry out this simple task and having lobbied several members of the local department responsible as well as local elected council members, NI Assembly members and even MP Roads Service still to date have refused to carry out the work requested. Other factors that need to be addressed beyond the simple upkeep of this short stretch of road are the urgent requirement for a footpath and speed restrictions and traffic calming measures to ensure the maximum possible safety of all road users be they pedestrians or drivers.
With this in mind please sign this petition - we have yet another site meeting with roads service scheduled of May 17th 2013 and I want to present them with this petition to pressure them into taking immediate action.
Traffic and parking is a growing concern for drivers. Drivers are impeded by delays in their routine commutes and spend an uncomfortably long period of time searching for parking spaces at stores and workplaces.
The main cause is solo driving, the act of driving with no accompanying passengers. Solo drivers take up passenger seats and whole parking spaces, amenities that could easily accommodate four or more people at a time.
Also, it is unfair to motorists for one motorcycle to occupy an entire parking space when two can easily fit into one.
IGA (Maleny) has applied for a Material Change of Use to build an 8 pump petrol station and chemical storage facility on 19-21 Bunya St within 40 metres of Maleny State Primary School's classrooms.
Apart from the obvious safety and pollution concerns, being so close to developing children's brains, it is at the entrance to Maleny on a street that has no other industrial developments. The traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times is horrendous, indeed, it is thought to be one of the most dangerous school approaches in Queensland!
Furthermore, the sheer scale and position of the proposed development does not fit in with the town character, which is broadly traditional single-storey timber buildings set back from the roadway with muted earthy paint colours, no major company signage of the scale of a service station exists in the town.
Arrowhead Real Estate Partners LLC is proposing a high density, 2-story, 95-unit Assisted Living and 17 townhome development on the corner of Bethany Bend and Cogburn roads – a property designated AG1 and strictly no Sewer.
Why is new commercial and residential development inconsistent with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and typical densities found within this area being entertained or permitted by the City of Milton. In addition we fail to comprehend why the city would incorporate this designated AG lot as a test within their new initiative to re-zone highway 9 .
How long before Cogburn, Bethany and other neighboring roads cease to be the gateway to the rural heritage we all desire and becomes instead the gateway to development and commercialization.
The approval of this commercial development will amongst other things greatly increase traffic at this intersection, adversely impact the peaceful nature of our Central Milton community and cause further economic harm and hardship to homeowners.
Why do some drivers drive too fast down Ramsden Road? Why do neighbouring roads have better traffic calming measures? Can our road be made safer and quieter for us, the residents?
We want Wandsworth Council to investigate and take some action. The Council has agreed to consider this if 25% of households in Ramsden Road are interested. If you want Ramsden to be a safer, quieter road please sign this petition.
NB: please state if you are signing to support but are not a Ramsden Road resident.
A permit has been approved by Vic Roads and the Boroondara Council for a lane closure in Denmark Street north bound from Wellington Street to the Kew Junction. The permit is from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and from 7am to 5pm Saturday.
The lane closure is to enable Developers to construct a multi level apartment building at the Kew Junction. As a result of the permit traffic is gridlocked and causing congestion, lengthy delays and inconvenience to local residents, businesses and travellers.
Residents have no right to object or appeal against the closure. We are not even advised of any closure which is in the hands of Vic Roads and the Boroondara Council.
The Boroondara Council is not looking after ratepayers interests and approved the permit. It is believed another development is planned at the sight after completion of the current development.
In the interests of locals and traffic we must do everything to stop the chaos by these lane closures.
The signatures will be submitted to Boorondara Council and the Local State Member for Kew the Hon Andrew McIntosh MLA.
WE WANT RESIDENTS TO HAVE A SAY AND BE HEARD IN THEIR AREA.
The Town of North Hempstead's rezoning proposal is not a comprehensive plan that will beautify Main Street. Instead, the establishment of this overlay district on sections of upper and lower Main Street in Port Washington, New York:
- Would encourage the redevelopment of new blocks of three-story, 45' high, mixed-use buildings (apartments above retail/commercial). The introduction of this cityscape will irreversibly impact the scale and character of our town. Proponents of the proposal have called the rezoning the "first step" in the redevelopment of Main Street and Port Washington.
- Would not create a more vibrant Main Street. Vibrancy derives from people frequenting successful businesses, and this proposal does not target or identify new businesses appropriate for Main Street. Existing businesses could be displaced by construction.
- Is not linked to the promised Main Street beautification efforts (cleanliness, sidewalk and storefront improvements) which were promoted in earlier presentations. Beautification could and should be progressed without rezoning.
- Would confer decision-making authority about architecture and use to the Town Board. Design should not be regulated by the Town Board.
- Does not include a workable solution to address ongoing traffic issues or alleviate parking problems, which persist in and around Main Street. The "shared parking" approach would burden surrounding streets and existing municipal lots.
- Is targeted to "incentivize" selected commercial property owners to improve their properties. What benefits are Port Washington residents receiving in return? Changes to the overlay district boundaries and code continue to be made behind closed doors without public dialog.
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The Westside Mobility Plan (bus-only lanes on Westwood Blvd.) is working on taking away the on street parking spaces and instead create a bus only lane on Westwood blvd between Pico and Le Conte (both north bound and south bound).
Parow Valley in Cape Town's Northern suburbs is a residential area and situated next to Beaconvale, which is an industrial area. Riley street, which is the street linking to the industrial area and surrounds, has become a thoroughfare for motorists and truck drivers. Most are careless and reckless.
This is a suburban area, where kids play in the street. It should be separated from the industrial area in order to avoid such happenings.
The intersection of Plenty Road and Laurel Street has seen many accidents. There is confusion of who has right of way and there is not adequate turning lanes. The confusion and risk is escalated at school drop off and pick up times as the traffic increases.
The installation of traffic lights at the intersection will ensure the safety of all the Whittlesea townspeople and our visitors.
Brisbane's inner city suburbs are being inundated with rat running motorists trying to escape peak hour congestion.
Residents are worried about safety and amenity on their local streets.
Work is about to begin on Phase 1 Financial Project ID: 197534-2-52-01 from north of I-4 to Barry Road, Davenport.There is great concern about the number of accidents which are occurring at the intersection of the 4 Corners Community.
To gain access to West Stonebridge whilst travelling north there is a need to perform a U-Turn at the Four Corners intersection which is extremely dangerous due to a dip on the US 27 where traffic travelling south cannot be clearly seen until it comes over the top of the crest of the dip.
There have been a number of accidents at the point and unfortunately some have been fatal. There is now going to be extensive road works on US27 taking it from 4 lanes to 6 making it more dangerous to perform a U Turn.
There are no plans to make this stretch of road safer by putting traffic lights at the Four Corners intersection or creating an access slip road into West Stonebridge.
Now is the time for PTSA Advocacy to ensure that the DeKalb County School Board does not cut transporation services to Arabia Mountain High School!
AMHS offers successful programs in Career Pathways, Environmental Science and Engineering and was recognized this week as a "Green-Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The academic dreams and hard work of 891 Arabia Mountain High School students, over 1/2 of our entire student enrollment, are at risk.
These students depend on county bus transportation from the Satellite locations to pursue their academic goals. The elected members of the DeKalb County School Board have decided to eliminate the transportation lifeline for some of the best and brightest students in the DeKalb County School System.
Here are the facts:
AMHS is not accessible by public transportation services like the other high schools on the transportation elimination list.
There are no continuous sidewalks on Browns Mill Road for our students to walk to school, which may put an increased number students at risk along the 45 MPH speed limit state road.
Adding over 800 additional cars to the Browns Mill Road area will create unbelievable gridlock and chaos in an already congested area. Recall the congestion "road rage" incident that occurred last year at the school that resulted in a parent brandishing a weapon on school property.
|From AMHS Traffic - Summary|
Consider the safety of the students. With the elimination of transportation options, new and inexperienced 16,17 & 18 years olds will be driving to AMHS in an already traffic intense and congested area.
An increased number of students may remain on campus, unsupervised, at the end of the school day as they wait for parents to arrive after working hours.
Eliminating transportation to AMHS would effectively close our high school, or turn it into a neighborhood school.
The next opportunity for public input on the board plan is Monday, July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Please sign the petition to show your support.
PETITION to BRING BACK the DAYLINER
Commuter rail is a viable and desirable form of transportation in many cities around the world. By signing this petition you confirm your desire to use commuter rail as a public transit option for HRM.
The initial proposal is to continue the feasibility study for the section from Enfield, along the Bedford Highway, to Halifax over existing CN tracks.
Your support will be used to ensure that a commuter rail option is included in all future discussions about transit planning in the HRM. The general results of the petition will be promoted through the local media and a detailed copy will be used in direct discussion with HRM Councillors and staff.
You may choose to show your support for one or more of the following advantages that appeal to you:
- Commuter rail is cheaper than driving. The monthly cost of owning, maintaining, and parking a vehicle used mainly for commuting is considerably higher than the cost of a public transit pass.
- Commuter rail is more efficient for commuting than using the roads. Weather and road conditions, construction, or collisions can significantly impact travel time by car but are mostly negligable by rail.
- Commuter rail is more convenient, less stressful than taking a car. The time spent commuting can almost entirely be productive time, rather than the frustration of navigating a vehicle in peak traffic conditions.
- Commuter rail reduces the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the roads. The number of vehicles (rather than the number of commuters) defines the majority of the cost for road repairs, road widening, fuel prices, parking space, environmental impact. By offering commuter rail, HRM can be pro-active in dealing with the conflict between growth and sustainability. This will keep our city livable for our future and that of our families.
- Commuter rail benefits everyone. Unlike adding more cars, busses, or ferries to the transportation options, commuter rail can reduce peak hour travel time, traffic congestion, stress, collisions, road repairs, parking prices, and carbon emissions associated with commuting. This can benefit all residents of HRM independent of their use of commuter rail.
Thank you for participating in the future of your city!
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15. Say NO to Lidl
250 Fencepiece Road, Hainault is a commercial site that has fallen into neglect with the closure of the car showroom on the site some years ago. Now Lidl has purchased the site, and they want to build a supermarket.
There is already a supermarket across the road, as well as other local convenience stores, and so another is unnecessary. There are also larger supermarkets within driving distance. This proposal would also involve a change of use, food waste disposal, large delivery lorries and traffic increase.
Cars speed down this road, and access from side roads is already difficult, especially in the mornings. This is a residential area, and a supermarket on this site is not in keeping with the neighbourhood.
This is a revision to the circulating petition regarding the Redwood Road/35th Ave widening proposal.
Are you aware of the controversial changes the city of Oakland is planning for Redwood Road and 35th Avenue?
The proposal (remedy) to slow traffic in this area is to have just one lane in each direction and a dedicated bike lane. There are also other changes included in the proposal; however, the change to a single lane is the major component. Many of us in the Redwood Heights/Laurel/Upper Redwood Rd. areas are strongly opposed to major changes in this corridor.
Forty years ago Redwood Road/35th Avenue was a single lane in each direction. Oakland planned to widen the streets to four lanes by taking some of the front yard from the existing houses on the west side. There was to be no parking on either side of the street and no median. Many of us were strongly opposed so we gathered hundreds of signatures, presented the petition to the city and Redwood Road/35th Avenue was developed as it is today.
At that time traffic was increasing because of Lincoln Square Shopping Center, along with school, commercial and housing development up to Skyline.
It was nearly impossible to get out of driveways and side streets during high traffic hours. If Redwood Road/35th Avenue is put back to one lane each direction, it will be even more congested because of the increase in car and bus traffic. More importantly, it will impede immediate emergency response for fire, police and ambulances. This is a legitimate safety issue.
A public meeting is being held at John Bentley School at 7pm on Thursday 3rd November to discuss the Hills planning application to increase the site at Lower Compton so that it becomes three times as large as it is now and thus triple the sheer amount of lorries on the A4 through Calne and the villages.
It is intended that all recyclables from Wiltshire will be taken there for sorting – then taken away to other parts of the country.
Wiltshire Council’s planning policies have already allocated land at Stanton St Quinton to use for a ‘waste transfer facility’ and not at Lower Compton.
10,000 signatures need to be gathered to show local opinion doesn’t want any further HGV movements.
We need your support to attend the meeting and get as many other people there as possible.
Crossing Anderton Road in Comox is dangerous for pedestrians particularly during peak traffic hours. Offending motorists are often seen being issued illegal passing violations during morning and afternoon commutes near and around Robb Ave where it crosses Anderton Road.
This crossing is of particular concern as it is the main route for elementary students commuting to École Robb Road Elementary.
With escalating traffic volumes it is imperative that a safe and effective pedestrian crossing system be employed.
Levels of traffic have doubled between 2010 and 2011 on narrow residential streets to the West of Greenwich Park. At the park exits on Crooms Hill, commercial vehicles ratrunning via Circus St, Gloucester Circus and Burney St would not be able to stop if a child or animal came out of the park unexpectedly.
When traffic doubles, so does the risk of injury and death to pedestrians trying to cross these streets on the way to their greatest amenity.
My name in Jimmy Vlachos. I'm a Real Estate agent and local resident of the Danforth/ Riverdale community.
I've been active in addressing violations of city by-laws by Commercial Entities, Business owners, and their suppliers for several years with great success.
My desire is to create a safer environment for property owners and tenants as well as addressing the needs of our community partners and business owners.
Commercial traffic in the area has increased and will continue to increase as we grow and prosper.
Commercial traffic is affecting the overall safety of residential streets and steps must be taking to ensure public safety and increased efficiency of business deliveries and pick ups.
The city, Danforth/ Riverdale residents, local businesses and there suppliers must work together to create an environment that is safer and able to handle the increased commercial demands of today and the future.
Traffic has gotten out of hand at Brown Middle School and Central High School. Drivers do not adher to the traffic signs and they speed through the school zone. I have dealt with the the madness for three school years now.
Something has to be done to correct the road between Brown and Central before someone is seriously hurt or even killed. Please help me by signing this petition to make the School Board see we are serious as the parents of this community.
Perhaps it is about time we changed how "parking enforcement" works. A completely new, friendly approach, not incentivised by money.
Each Council Ward can appoint its own group of "wardens", they may even be local volunteers, with the necessary powers to issue PCN's. Everyone in the ward will know who they are, and have their number to call if they have a problem. The point is however, that they will be welcoming, friendly sort of person, rather than the authoritarian set up we have now.
They will only issue tickets in the most extreme cases and will only issue a ticket as a last resort. The vast majority of PCN's issued currently are completely unnecessary and are purely issued to generate revenue - these would never get issued under this new arrangement.
I realise it may take some time to make these changes but they will be worth it if it encourages a more friendly local community.
In the UK at the moment you can steal and be fined less (or not at all), than the motorist who parks on the wrong line, displays the wrong permit, or just overstays his parking ticket. It is plainly very wrong and unfair.
Please sign the petition if you would like this to change.
Islington’s first Green Councillor, Katie Dawson, successfully secured cross-party commitment for a 20 mph limit on all the borough’s residential streets.
Islington Green Party is now calling for this to be extended to the borough’s main roads too.
The benefits of 20 mph limits should not be confined to those who live on the quiet side roads. Many Islington residents live, shop, work and travel to school along our main roads.
Extending the limit would make it easier to cross the roads and encourage more people to visit local shops. The safety benefits are well established: if you are hit by a car at 35 mph your chance of survival is 50%. If you are hit by a car at 20 mph your chance of survival leaps to 97%.
Islington is a borough with very limited green space, so it is critical our streets are designed for people and not just as corridors for moving vehicles. 20 mph limits on our main roads would help achieve this by:
• reducing the risk and severity of collisions
• improving accessibility for older people
• making our streets more sociable
• improving health by reducing air pollution
• smoothing traffic flow by reducing bunching at junctions
• reducing noise by minimising acceleration and deceleration
Many residents, including drivers, have told us they’d welcome the benefits of a default 20 mph limit on our main roads. If you feel the same and want to see 20 mph limits on New North Road and Essex Road, please sign our petition and send a strong message to Islington Council and Transport for London that Islington’s residents want and deserve roads that are safer, calmer and less polluted.
[When signing the petition, please note that it is optional to give your address & postcode. They will NOT be publicly displayed, but would add weight to the petition particularly with the council.]
Roads in Victoria are a mess. Public transport is a mess. Nothing is ever done by State Governments, because they are never around long enough to look into fixing long term issues.
THE BOLTE BRIDGE IS AN ISSUE!!
I pay $13+ a day to travel from Tullamarine to Richmond and the bulk of my travel time is spent crawling at 20km/ph over this poorly built BOLTE Bridge! Drivers have one lane which they need to choose after Footscray Rd or earlier, then they need to give way to trucks entering the bridge because they need to immediately move across two lanes to get on to the lane that takes them to the Westgate Fwy outbound, and of course you also need to contend with drivers from either side who just want to cut into the middle lane right at the end because they don't want to wait, but why would I let them in? I've just wasted 30mins just to get over the bridge!!
Someone at State Government level, please fix this bridge, it's like this all the time, peak or no peak!
Longbridge roundabout in Horley is at the junction of the A23 and the A217, along with a small local road. This roundabout has a set of traffic lights that when operating cause considerable congestion.
This causes delays to peoples journeys and an increase in local CO2 emissions due to traffic jams. This must amount to hundreds of tonnes per month. When the lights are turned off, traffic flows freely. These lights serve no purpose.
The cost for an average traffic violation has risen to 250$. The frequency of traffic violations has risen by 16% from 2007 to 2009.
Police officers have "un-spoken" monthly quotas for issuing citations. DON'T LET THE CA GOVERNMENT PAD THEIR DEBT WITH YOUR SAVINGS!
The town of Torbay is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. One major turn off from this town is the speed in which the traffic travels and there are congested intersections that are extremely difficult to get out of in a timely manner.
The intersection of Torbay Road, Marine Drive and Convent Lane being one of them. During times of high traffic it can be very hard to exit in either direction to make a left hand turn onto Torbay road from Marine Drive or Convent Lane due to the fact that you can not see very far in either direction. You have a blind hill on one side and a blind turn on the other side.
In my opinion this is quite hazardous. Not to mention that there is not one but two schools less than a half of a kilometre from this intersection and the school buses drivers use this to exit onto the main drag to return their precious passengers home at he end of the school day. The speed of the traffic and inability to see the vehicles coming is dangerous for those children who are walking home and need to cross Torbay Road. Although there is a flashing yellow light, it isn't enough.
So before something tragic happens, I am suggesting that a four-way traffic light be placed at the intersection of Torbay Road, Marine Drive and Convent Lane.
The Carlsbad City Council is considering raising the speed limit along the two-mile stretch of Aviara Parkway between Poinsettia and El Camino Real. Currently, the speed is 40 MPH. The proposal is to raise it to 45 MPH. By raising the speed limit, Carlsbad police would be able to collect on the tickets they write on this section of roadway.
Due to changes in state law, the courts currently do not recognize the ticketed infractions as enforceable. Increasing the speed limit at this location would put school children and pedestrians at unnecessary risk. In March 2011, Carlsbad agreed to pay a $2.9 million settlement for creating hazardous conditions that led to injuries in an accident on La Costa. There too the speed limit had been raised from 40 MPH to 45 MPH.
The court agreed with the accident victims that the speed was excessive.
There have been several near-miss situations with respect to pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Heavy traffic patterns throughout various times of the day result in long wait periods for drivers travelling east/west or turning left to travel north/south.
Current crosswalk light system is insufficient for the following reasons:
1. Safety of pedestrians and school crossing guards during peak school traffic periods.
2. Safety of pedestrians during non-peak school traffic periods.
3. Vehicular traffic has increased significantly, rendering present crosswalk light insufficient.
4. Vehicular traffic uses intersection as 4-lane, instead of 2-lane. Many drivers go around a vehicle turning left without taking the crosswalks into consideration.
5. Development continuing in the area which will increase vehicular traffic.
In the Village of Bolingbrook, IL between Weber Road and Illinois Route 53, the far right (southern) East-bound lane of Boughton Road is splitting down the middle and has uneven (not level) pavement. In certain sections, there has been maintenance work and there are two rectangular man-hole covers approximately every 500 feet.
The patched pavement around these covers is rough and in places higher than a speed-bump, which can cause severe strain or damage to vehicle tires, struts, and shocks.