A Call to Build Sidewalk Barriers
  • Petitioning Andrew M. Fellows

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Andrew M. Fellows

A Call to Build Sidewalk Barriers

    1. Megan Keane
    2. Petition by

      Megan Keane

      College Park, MD

There have been two fatal accidents in which pedestrians were hit by vechicles while crossing Route 1. We need to make it so that all pedestrians are directed towards the marked crosswalks so that incidences like these don't happen. Implementing a brick wall onto the edge of the sidewalk outside of Cornerstone and Bentley's, as one stands on the opposite side of Route 1, would deter pedestrians from walking out onto Route 1 without being on a crosswalk. This will greatly reduce the number of pedestrian-vehicle accidents on that part of Route 1 and might lead to further improvement so that pedestrian safety is upheld by the city. 

To:
Andrew M. Fellows, Mayor
Call to Build Sidewalk Barriers

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Nicole Centi COLLEGE PARK, MD
      • 4 months ago

      As a UMD student, it's disheartening to hear things such as thins happen repeatedly and then see no results. Along with a brick wall I also believe a pedestrian bridge would be extremely beneficial. Inspired by this I have created my own petition in favor of a bridge. If you're interested please check it out and help the cause!

      https://www.change.org/petitions/andrew-m-fellows-call-to-build-pedestrian-bridge-over-route-1-2

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    • Chelsea Perry PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
      • 4 months ago

      My Soror, Janelle Oni was killed in a hit and run as she was crossing Route 1 on July 6, 2014. This is the third fatality due to the careless of drivers passing through College Park-- a busy college town. How many more of our youth do we have to lose to the negligence of others before the city and its officials take action? Erect the damn barriers.

      Rest in perfect peace Janelle Oni, Cory Hubbard, and Carlos Pacanins <3

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    • Mariah Thomas SALISBURY, MD
      • 4 months ago

      Death of a dear friend hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street

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    • JOCELYN WEBB NEWARK, DE
      • 4 months ago

      Unnecessary deaths in the middle of a college town. Anything to stem the tragedies. My daughter and I both graduated from UMD. Strong ties to area.

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    • Regina Hebron UPPER MARLBORO, MD
      • 4 months ago

      My neice is a Univ.of MD grad and if its important to her, it's important to me.

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