Revamp the Intersection of E Main St and S Jefferson (Pensacola, FL)

Revamp the Intersection of E Main St and S Jefferson (Pensacola, FL)

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Madeline Smith started this petition to Mayor, City of Pensacola Mayor Robinson

The intersection of E Main Street and S Jefferson Street in downtown Pensacola (surrounded by Pensacola Little Theatre, the Pensacola Museum of Art, Holiday Inn Express, and the offices of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, and Overholtz) is notoriously dangerous for pedestrians trying to cross. Unlike Palafox Street, which has four way stops at almost every intersection to protect pedestrians travelling downtown, this intersection is only a two-way stop on Jefferson Street. Many cars travel dangerously fast on Main Street and refuse to stop for pedestrians approaching the crosswalk, even though it's Florida law to stop for pedestrians. At least three people have been hit crossing Main Street in the past year, with the most recent incident occurring this morning (Friday, April 5th, 2019).

A four way stop, a stoplight, and/or high visibility crosswalks would allow pedestrians to safely cross without fear of being hit by oncoming traffic. It would also be easier for cars crossing over or turning onto Main Street to know when it is safe for them to turn or continue forward (as street parking can drastically reduce road visibility, especially during work hours and on busy downtown nights).

Personally knowing someone who has been hit at this intersection, I am angry and scared. This shouldn't have been able to happen, and likely would not have if proper signage and two more stop signs were in place. Please, Pensacola, do something about this intersection before another incident like this is allowed to occur.

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