City of Asheville: Brevard Rd Speed Reduction Project

City of Asheville: Brevard Rd Speed Reduction Project

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Evan Smith started this petition to Asheville Department of Transportation

In the fall of this year, I was walking from my home on the south end of Brevard Rd toward Haywood when I witness something truly horrible. One of my neighbors dogs ran into the road and was hit by a car. Stunned, I ran into the street and watched the driver keep going. I picked up the dog and he died in my arms.  

Too fast. 

Everyone on this road drives too fast.  I'm not innocent, I've done it before. But not a day has passed that I haven't been aware of how woefully inadequate speed reduction measures are on this road.  Yes it is a thoroughfare, but it is also residential. We deserve to live in a place where people can get where they need to go, and live in peace knowing that their families, children, pets, clients, and friends are safe. 

Speed-tables on Shelburne Rd. may be effective, but with the adverse effect of pushing more drivers to Brevard Rd to avoid them. We need speed reduction that is effective, comfortable, and sensible (unlike the solar signs that occupy the sidewalks today. You can't even read them at night!).  

I am proposing pedestrian crosswalks with flashing median signs to encourage slower and more mindful driving. There are three spots on Brevard Rd where the sidewalk changes sides and where the school (Francine Delany New School) zone starts that would be great spots. These places are evenly spaced on Brevard Rd and this solution could help many.  Please consider signing this petition to show Asheville DOT that you care! 

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