Save a Life. Stop on Red.

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Save a Life. Stop on Red.

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Hannah Dixon started this petition to Greenville City Council

As citizens of Greenville, we have a right to public safety. Recently, there have been too many incidents of vehicles running red lights, failing to stop at stop signs, and even hitting innocent bystanders who are walking on our sidewalks. Last year while riding my bike, I was struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign. My husband, who rides his bike daily, has been hit five times.* Our city has also tragically lost both a pedestrian and a cyclist hit and killed by vehicles within the last 6 weeks. One innocent person's death to a traffic violation is devastating for our community. More than one is irresponsible. As citizens of this city we love, we believe the issue at hand is pressing -- an untenable status quo overdue for change.

Greenville claims to be a bicycle friendly community yet I feel FAR more safe biking in NYC and Washington D.C. than I do in my own town. My husband and I operate a nonprofit and regularly lead bike rides around Greenville with the 35 children in our program.

We must raise awareness about the lack of enforcement around our red lights and stop signs. This will improve safety for Greenville runners, cyclists, and children. We need stronger penalties and more community deterrence. If Greenville is going to continue to grow and maintain its desirable reputation, it is imperative that we immediately and meaningfully improve our reputation for pedestrian and bike safety. 

 

*I am sure there are hundreds (if not thousands) of cases we know nothing about, because like mine or my husband's near misses, they remain unseen and do not make the news or the stats.

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