Cross St Development : Safety First! Speed Slowing Measures and Detour Signs

Cross St Development : Safety First! Speed Slowing Measures and Detour Signs

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Sarah Roland started this petition to City of Ypsilanti DDA Director Joe Meyers

Protect the safety of vulnerable disabled and children residents!

Hi Neighbors,

While we are excited to finally have the building completed, the development at Cross and River has been regularly closing a major thoroughfare at this intersection. (The next one begins Oct 29th for 2 weeks.)There have been no detour signs posted to direct traffic to other specific main streets. Simply one sign at each end of the closure stating "Detour" and an arrow pointing away.

This causes the bulk of major traffic to cut down the immediate side steets: Maple and Oak. Maple Street has a blind man (who has been hit before) and a group home of mentally disabled folks who regularly walk the block unsupervised. Oak Street has an elementary school and preschool on it. Both have, of course, pets and small kids not used to this kind of traffic. During the last closure residents parked on these streets reported damaged vehicles from cars moving at high speeds not paying attention.

What we want:

We have previously requested, with no action, that during full street closures signs be placed to mark a detour route. These should direct traffic to Forest and Michigan Avenue.

Additionally we would like speed humps placed on Maple and Oak prior to the next closure to slow the inevitable overflow of traffic. We would like these to be permenant installations. The development will only bring more traffic to these streets and continue to place these vulnerable populations at risk. These same humps have been placed throughout the city on the south side, on side streets near prospect, etc for the similar safety reasons. This location should have them also. Please sign to support safety!

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