Make Linden Avenue Safer For Children & Families In Zanesville, Ohio.

Make Linden Avenue Safer For Children & Families In Zanesville, Ohio.

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Faith Cornell started this petition to Mayor, City of Zanesville Mayor Don Mason and

Linden Avenue in Zanesville, Ohio, is a very busy road. Located along this road, The Lind Arena Skating Rink is a long-time staple of our community. The stretch of roadway located directly in front of it is hazardous to the children and families it serves and to those who live in the area, as demonstrated by repeated strikes on temporary traffic signage, pedestrian strikes, and even fatalities. We, the undersigned citizens of the Zanesville Community, petition the City of Zanesville and its council members to act now to make the Linden Avenue area safer for members of the Zanesville Community by installing safety measures to slow traffic, increase visibility, and prevent pedestrian strikes. This stretch of Linden Avenue has been unsafe for a while due to reckless, drunk, and/or speeding drivers. Saturday (and other) evenings are particularly hazardous with their lower lighting levels and visibility, speeding drivers, and people choosing to drive drunk and leaving drinking establishments located at either end of Linden. We must address the public safety issues there as we have on Blue Avenue and Center Drive. Speed bumps, road marking, traffic signage, and additional lights and/or signals are all things that are reasonable and justifiable under these circumstances. Speed bumps would, at minimum slow those drivers and, at best, stop them from injuring or killing someone's family member. Moving the crosswalk to meet the skating rink's entry could help with usability and visibility. Lighting and/or traffic lights to draw drivers' attention to the need to slow down and be mindful of people in the roadway would provide another layer of safety to area families. There are many approaches the city could take to make safety at this location a priority. It may be an inconvenient change, but the lives of the local families who live in the area and frequent this location are well worth it. 

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