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The 4-way traffic intersection on Holly and Maple Drive at the University of South Florida currently has three crosswalk signals placed at three sides of the intersection.
However, one more crosswalk signal should be added between the Cypress B dormitory and the Greek Village crosswalk in order to improve pedestrian safety and to complete the crosswalk signal project that was started.
Other areas around the campus, for example, the intersection between Holly Drive and Laurel Drive have four crosswalk signals placed by its crosswalks. Therefore, to be fair the intersection between Maple Drive and Holly Drive should have four crosswalk signals too.
In addition, pedestrian safety is an important issue that concerns all citizens of Florida. Florida, and three other states, California, Texas, and New York have been recorded to make up 41% of all pedestrian fatalities in the United States.
In order to improve pedestrian safety we should implement crosswalks in Florida in areas where they are needed such as at the traffic intersection of Holly and Maple Drive.
Leicestershire County Council consulted residents over a period of days in 2005 when plans were released to build an Inner Relief Road to take traffic out of the town.
Although the majority of the Loughborough populace supported a fully pedestrianised area, the County Council, after objections from the bus companies, agreed to a trial of buses southbound through the proposed pedestrianised area.
Now, eight years later, after further pressure from the bus companies, a new proposal to extend this to a year trial of buses both ways, with only one bus crossing the area at a time at 4 m.p.h., is to be considered by the Council Cabinet on March 6th. There has been no further public consultation. The County Council consider the trial to be a continuation of the public consultation. By then it will be a "done deal".
The free and safe flow of shoppers through the town centre, linking Market Place with Churchgate and the Rushes Shopping Centre, is essential for its continued success and above all for the safety of pedestrians. Several people have received serious or fatal injuries by falling on or being caught up by buses.
We want a traffic free town centre to give pedestrians and those with mobility difficulties a safe and enjoyable experience in an attractive environment. Buses trundling through will totally destroy this.
It seems that the County Council is more interested in the views of the bus companies than their residents.
The footbridge over the railway line at the junction of Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue is currently dangerous to pedestrians as cyclists use it instead of the road.
A three year old girl was hit by a cyclist there recently.
Cycle barriers would stop cyclists using this narrow footway and ensure that pedestrians and pushchairs can safely cross the bridge.
This petition is to commend the actions taken by the NSW Police Officers when juvenile delinquents posed a serious risk to public safety.
Around 4am on Saturday the 21st of April 2012 a NSW Police Officer shot two juvenile suspects in Kings Cross in a stolen car that mounted the sidewalk and struck two pedestrians. One of the police officers deployed his firearm to stop the car. The 14 year old driver was hit once in the chest and once in the arm, and the passenger was struck in the neck. The car also had 5 other passengers.
The media has since portrayed the incident as a racial hate crime due to the aboriginal ethnicity of the driver and passengers.
This petition is a direct retaliation to the petition criticizing the ‘brutal’ reaction by police. The matter still remains that the driver was unlicensed, driving a stolen, overloaded car and a serious threat to public safety. Pedestrians were jumping for their lives after the car mounted the curb, police attempted to stop the offending care without force but to no success. The driver deliberately disobeyed police instruction to stop, running over an officer’s foot before hitting two female pedestrians. One of these pedestrians was trapped under the car.
This is not a racial hate crime. The actions of police had no weighting on the ethnicity of the boys. A crime was committed and due force was used. It should not be expect that aboriginal youths receive favorable treatment in the eyes of the law. It is also unreasonable to argue police could have shot out the cars tires instead. Not only is this against police training, but it isn’t a guarantee of stopping the car. It is also noted the pedestrian struck was trapped under the same car. Out of anyone involved, this female pedestrian was the only innocent victim.
As a law abiding citizen I believe the driver and his passengers committed a serious criminal offence, posed a serious hazard to public safety and upon failing to stop when initially directed, waived their rights to police favor. The police officers involved used necessary force to subdue and detain those responsible and had a responsibility to the general population to ensure public safety.
The police officers actions were in the best intentions of the public and his job and career should not be compromised because of it.
Trent Woods is a bedroom community with quiet neighborhoods, local schools and churches, as well as close and convenient access to many amenities without having the commercialism within our community.
But one thing Trent Woods doesn't have is a safe pedestrian environment. This issue impacts the safety of both pedestrians and motorists.
At present, the site of a long standing school safety patrol on Hinckley Road, Burbage, remains unmanned. This is a result of the retirement of the previous incumbent in the summer.
Shortly after half term, and following the appeals of parents, another safety officer was redeployed to this site as the crossing had become impossible to negotiate safely. This person resigned within weeks as a result of the behaviour of a minority of parents and residents, who refused on occasion to cross with her, and as a result of cars mounting the kerb where she was sited, putting her and children in significant danger.
This road is an extremely dangerous one. Our children have to cross in poor conditions, facing a blind bend on one side and the flow of speeding traffic (including HGVs) through the village.
It is so concerning, with so many at risk, that we cannot allow the crossing to remain unmanned and no other alternatives to be put in place. Burbage Community Speedwatch has clocked drivers doing in excess of 60mph through our village - these drivers would be unable to stop for a child, nor parents and childminders with prams and buggies.
Please help us by signing our petition! Let's make our village safer for all - and prevent the needless injury or loss of life to pedestrians desperately trying to negotiate this road.
Roundabouts are unsafe for pedestrians there have been more reported and non reported accidents since they have been installed.
The new Homer Watson roundabout has had 20 Reported accidents in less then a month.
Currently Pedestrian Priority (40km/h) in Victoria St is LESS THAN 40% of the week.
On SUNDAY, the BUSIEST DAY OF THE WEEK, the speed limit is 60 km/h ALL DAY.
60 km/h is TOO DANGEROUS a speed at any time for Victoria St.
Bronson Avenue is scheduled to be totally rebuilt in 2011-2012, with new underground water and sewer lines. This will give the City the opportunity to redesign the surface of the road with the potential for wider sidewalks, more trees, and reconfigured vehicular lanes.
City engineers have demonstrated that they are only interested in cars and trucks.
We need your help in order to rescue Bronson Ave.
Visit www.RescueBronson.ca for more information and to sign up to receive updates. Also come to our public meeting on Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm at McNabb Community Centre.
National charity Living Streets is calling plans to reduce pedestrian crossing time in London to be stopped - amidst safety fears for pedestrians.
As part of its plans to smooth traffic flow across the capital, Transport for London (TfL) has been investigating changing signalised pedestrian crossings, including reducing pedestrian crossing time.
Living Streets is concerned about any reduction in pedestrian crossing times. Fear of traffic and the tortuous amounts of time it can take to cross some roads are real barriers to people walking more short journeys, in particular older people and those with disabilities.
We want the Mayor to put an end to initiatives that involve reducing pedestrian crossing time.
There are two busy intersections that children from Silverton Paidea cross. Neither is manned by a crossing guard. Neither has the sign preventing drivers from turning right on red during school hours.
The crosswalk is not preventing drivers from coming in close contact with the children.
Yale is seeking a zone change to allow the construction of a new facility for its School of Organization and Management. The building, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is grossly out of place in its context, New Haven's historic Whitney Avenue. The gargantuan building accedes the current zoning regulations in its height, side yard set backs and lot coverage ratios, and can only be built if the New Haven Board of Aldermen grant a zone change.
The City of New Haven's judgement that this incongruous design "sets significant standards for any subsequent development in this neighborhood" means that this development could have profound impacts throughout the Whitney Avenue area.
The project entails destroying all the existing buildings and trees, changing the natural landscape with major cut and fill excavation, converting open space on Whitney Avenue into an enclosed and private courtyard. The project adds a dangerous curb cut for cars to drop-off passengers. And it fails to fulfill Yale's own goal for enhanced and safe pathways for bikes and pedestrians on its north side.
Hartford Courant, December 13, 2009
Wrong Way On Whitney Avenue
Yale's Gargantuan School Of Management Building Would Be Out Of Place
By PHILIP LANGDON
The New Haven Register, February 5, 2010
BEACH: ‘Zealous few’ resist Yale’s use of bulldozer in the name of progress
By Randall Beach, Register Columnist
After witnessing a pedestrian/car accident on the 3rd of February I have decided to organise this petition to introduce traffic calming devices on Henry Street in Spring Hill.
There are numerous short and long term apartment patrons, pub patrons, and 2 child care centres within 100 metres of the street. Combine that with literally hundreds of cars per day using it as a shortcut, this sort of accident was bound to happen, and will continue to happen unless something is done.
Henry Street is currently 2 way and only barely wide enough for that, let alone the speeds and blind spots accessing Astor Terrace, John Street and Leichhardt Streets.
We call on Brisbane City Council, Queensland Transport and Brisbane City Police to work together to discourage streets like this to slip under the radar when it comes to traffic management.
Speeding in residential areas is one of the most common sources of citizen complaints to the police. Yet because speeding must compete with other problems for police attention, problems that may appear far more serious, the police often do not devote a lot of resources to it.
Speeding in residential areas causes five basic types of harm:
- it makes citizens fear for children's safety
- it makes pedestrians and bicyclists fear for their safety
- it increases the risk of vehicle crashes
-it increases the seriousness of injuries to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists struck by a vehicle
-it increases noise from engine acceleration and tire friction.
Every day, literally hundreds of pedestrians, largely made up of Guildford College students and staff, cross Holly Lane at the entrance/exit to Merrist Wood Campus. The area is a blind spot for both motorists and pedestrians and with vehicles often travelling at high speeds, it has become increasingly unsafe.
Guildford College Students' Union are leading this campaign with the full backing of the college and The Principal. The college has a large population of young people from age 14 upwards as well as many students with disabilities and the safety of all is of major concern.