Park Road Ext is too Dangerous!!!!!!/ Close Park Road

Park Road Ext is too Dangerous!!!!!!/ Close Park Road

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Jack Jennell started this petition to City Manager of Community Safety Marcus D Jones and

Park Road between Hwy 51 and Carolina Place Parkway has long time been a target of unenforceable road speeding, trucking route and victims of a poorly designed road.  This street is lined with homes, families and pets that have suffered losses to include people injured, hit by cars, pets killed, hit by cars, points against license and fines for trying to back out of their driveways. 

  The beginning 1/4 mile of this street from Hwy 51 towards Hwy 485 has a stretch with no houses. This allows vehicles and trucks to gain a momentum then suddenly you are driving by families homes and the ends of their driveways and the speeding continues all the way through the street this way.  The street is extremely wide it also has a bike lane, this allows vehicles and trucks to speed at will with no regard to limits and danger. The limit is 30 which is too high for anyone to get out of their driveway and speeders are doubling that speed.   No one can park on the street, numerous vehicles have been side swiped and crashed by speeding cars.   

The worst of this is the other end of the street, where there is a bridge.  Starts off with a stretch with no homes (each end of the street starting off the same way)  you can gain as much momentum as you wish - which leads up to a bridge. A bridge with an upwards hill leading dangerously straight into our homes!!!!  this is coming from Carolina Place Parkway going towards Hwy 51. This bridge has a hump in it so that you cannot see what is on the other side until you are over it.  Immediately on the other side you are immediately at an intersection called Kingfisher Drive.  The homes in this intersection and immediately following are in extremely high risk danger.  A young boy which was riding his bike there was nearly hit by a speeding car 07/05/2020 although a neighbor saw this it went unreported.  There are many incidents like these.  This intersection is highly dangerous with 50ft 18 wheel trucks also coming over this bridge barreling into this intersection at high speeds. Charlotte Department of Transportation designed and approved this bridge and dangerous intersection. 

Charlotte Department of Transportation has put out speed calming devices to appease families of Park Road Ext,  these devices are not able to be checked for accuracy and have many flaws as checked by video of speeding cars.  These speed calming devices do not address the speeding and clear and present danger of the poorly designed street.   The CMPD of Charlotte has admitted they do not have the resources to stop the speeders on Park Road. This road was estimated 17- 19,000 cars per day in 2019. CMPD came out in February of 2020 and wrote fourteen tickets in two hours.

CDOT is moving forward with absurd decisions as to "slow down" speeders by putting in a "Pedestrian Crossing!!!             These people will be hit. 

Not speed bumps, or Stop signs at adjoining streets but use "People" walking across the road to slow down speeding cars!   A woman was just hit on Park Road Ext 6 months ago.  

 Nextdoor.com is filled with victim comments regarding Park Road Danger and are eager for change.  At this moment neighbors volunteer their time to "Lead the Way" riding through Park Road at the speed limit to slow speeders and trucks down!! Because we cannot get any help from our city officials.  No responses to emails and calls regarding Park Road Danger!  But yet they want the ever growing taxes paid!!!! 

Years ago Park Road was a closed neighborhood and Carolina Place Parkway was used instead and no one was getting hurt.  There is no one using Carolina Place Parkway!  A two lane road with no houses, driveways,pets or elderly. Everyone is using this small neighborhood street instead.  

CLOSE PARK ROAD// PROCESS A RIGHT OF WAY ABANDONMENT// AND RESTORE SAFETY TO THIS NEIGHBOR BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE GETS KILLED.

Google:  WSOC TV Reporting 2017 -  Angel Bell of Park Road in fear for her life. 

 

 

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