Open up the Livernois entrance of Detroit Mercy

Open up the Livernois entrance of Detroit Mercy

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Marcelio Shammami started this petition to Antoine M. Garibaldi and

In the winter semester of 2019, the University of Detroit Mercy decided to close the Livernois entrance to the school without realizing the implications on the surrounding community, as well as the student body. Now nearly through the fall semester of 2019, and about to go into the winter semester of 2020, the ramifications of this decision are becoming more and more obvious. Not only is there traffic wrapping around the school from both the east and west bound sides of McNichols Rd (6 mile), but community members are being put at risk. 

This is not just a complaint about traffic, this backup is dangerous for the members of the community that travel on both McNichols and Livernois, as both streets are cut down by a lane or multiple lanes. With cars waiting to get into the turn lane, especially on Livernois, the road is cut down to one lane from two lanes and a turn lane. This is due to the turn lane onto McNichols from Livernois being so full that it is seeping into the second lane of Livernois. This not only causes a traffic jam from students and faculty trying to enter the school, but it causes frustration and therefore erratic driving by students and community members, which may cause accidents, but more importantly puts at risk the high volume of people who travel this area by  foot, wether waiting for a bus or walking to work. With multiple cars cutting each other off, wether to enter the turn lane or getting around the cars trying to turn, the University is adding risk to driving and commuting other ways around the University for students and community members going elsewhere.

Opening the Livernois entrance would easily alleviate this issue, because it would allow most if not all of the of the cars entering the University from east bound McNichols (coming from north bound Livernois) to enter the school without congesting the McNichols and Livernois intersection. This would decrease risk for the community members traveling around the University, as well as decrease frustration from the student body trying to enter the University.

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