There is a Desperate Need for a Sidewalks in Lower Bucks County, Pa.
We are asking for your support by signing this petition to show the importance of a Sidewalks. Many roads in Lower Bucks County are not pedestrian friendly. New Falls Road in Middletown, Bristol, Falls and Bensalem Townships in Bucks County in Pennsylvania. is one of them As of this point there is no way that a person on foot or disabled can proceed along the road safely. The only way a traveling pedestrian can move down this route is by walking in the roadway itself or by hiking along a poorly graded, brushy side of the road. Therefore, they put themselves and the moving vehicles in jeopardy. New Falls Road any many other roads are highly commercialized, having several strip malls, including such businesses as pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, barbers and many other locations that you can drive to. However, a good amount of people still move around by walking to these places. In fact, there is a bus stop for SEPTA located on the road with no walkways to access it
As well as New Falls Road having many shops and businesses along it, the road is highly traveled by vehicle transportation. New Falls Road is one of the major thoroughfares in the area. There are vehicles on the road all day and almost all night. The speed limit is posted at 40 MPH, but it is seldom that drivers are moving at that speed. Anyone who travels that route knows, that if you are attempting to do the speed limit you will be passed very quickly. With this in mind, it makes the road as unsafe both in a vehicle and outside of one.
Now, as citizens of a community, how can we allow our neighbors, friends, and family who maybe elderly, young, disabled, etc. travel along this route knowing the risk of injury and/or death. Again, we ask for your support. Please, sign the petition, have all you know sign. It is for the community, it is for your friends, it is for your family, it is for
Honoring John J. Rearick by Making a Difference
There are many reasons to pursue this goal of having walkways put on this dangerous road. Mine is a personal one. In July of 2012, my twenty-three years old son, John J. Rearick, was by hit by a vehicle on New Falls Road. It was a hit and run, he was taken to the hospital and six days later he passed due to the complications related to the violent accident. My family was there every day at the hospital. We all hoped and prayed that John may come out of this terrible ordeal. It had felt as though we had cried for six years instead of the days.
The loss that we had was a horrible, to have a family member die in the prime of his life.
To watch them go through the days of life support for the head trauma he suffered due to this accident. A man so young, just starting his journey, who was trying to make a difference in his own life and the ones around him. I know that many other people died on this road. And their sadness, unfortunately, I can say, I now feel. I wish that no one to feel it.
I want my son death to make a difference for his community.
I want all the other deaths on this road to mean something.
I want it to be safe for everyone that travels this dangerous road.
WE WANT WALKWAYS ON NEW FALLS ROAD!
Please do not let my son’s death and the death of other be in vain.
For the Past, For Now,
And For The Future.
Join The Cause!
WALKWAYS FOR NEW FALLS ROAD
Sidewalks Are For Everyone Founder Sharon Rearick started this petition with a single signature, and now has 3,616 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.