Petition to PSAMEC
Keep the Pine Grove Rest Area Open
Manitoba Infrastructure wants to close the Pine Grove Rest Area and remove the washrooms. Its the only highway rest area between Winnipeg and the Ontario Border. It has modern all season heated washrooms, picnic tables, phone, garbage and recycle bins. The entire parking area was repaved two years ago. This area has been used by truckers, cars, campers, motorcycles and bicyclists as a safe area to use the washroom, take a much needed break or walk the dog. We're told to stop and rest if we feel fatigued while driving, but the only place to do that is being closed. Please help us to keep this from happening.
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Urge Government to install Highway Improvements at intersection of Humboldt Bronco's Crash
This petition has been started because of an accident that took place at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 335, about 300 kilometres north of Regina, a bus carrying the Humboldt Bronco's collided with a tractor-trailer hauling peat moss. Both vehicles were obliterated by the impact and 15 passengers were killed. The intersection has had numerous collisions and fatalities in the past and still no "Rumble strips" have been added. I believe people are not seeing that they must stop at this intersection and rumble strips will help wake them up and prevent collisions. Also additional flashing lights before the intersection should be installed as well to catch their attention. The province has yet to do this, and I'm setting up this petition, to hopefully get the Ministry of Transportation to install the rumble strips immediately! As well as the flashing lights so that we can prevent another tragedy from happening in the future. Someone also suggested some of the trees near the intersection, could be cleared to help allow driver's to see it. Also maybe this intersection needs to be turned into an overpass? That's for a later discussion but might be necessary to do for the future if accidents keep occurring here. Please sign this petition, and let's urge the Government to install rumble strips, flashing lights, and tree removal into place! Thank you for all the support everyone!
Petition to Honourable David Marit
Level the CN Rail tracks with Highway 48 at Peebles, SK
Over the past decade, the CN Rail tracks at the Peebles crossing on Highway 48 have continued to sink while over the same period the highway continues to be built up. This has resulted in a significant road hazard. Vehicles have been damaged from approaching this controlled crossing at highway speed. Local traffic routinely slows to 30km/h to cross safely. While warning flags have been placed from time to time, this has not resulted in the sustainable solution of fixing the crossing. Per the authority of the minister outlined in The Railway Act (Part II, Section 10), we are requesting your order to CN Rail and coordination with Department of Highways to address safety concerns at this crossing by levelling the rail tracks with the highway surface.
Petition to The Ministry of Transportation, The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Department of Transportation
Install Barriers on the 400 series Highways
In light of a series of fatal crashes in recent months occurring on the 400 series Highways, I am proposing the installation of concrete barriers to divide east-west and north-south bound avenues. Traveling on the highway should not be a probable death sentence and ensuring that cars, trucks and motorcycles cannot cross into oncoming traffic should be given top priority when planning highway infrastructure improvements. The number of motorist fatalities on OPP patrolled roads is constantly increasing (this year to date, we have had 30 motorcycle fatalities, for example, a number that's already almost as high as 2016's total of 36). Just yesterday, a mother and child lost their lives, near Dutton on the 401, due to a pickup truck crossing into oncoming traffic and causing a head on collision. These numbers and this trend speak for themselves. Measures must be taken and implemented quickly in order to properly divide avenues of highway traffic and minimize these sorts of collisions. Head on collisions, while being the most infrequent type of motor vehicle accidents, are, by far, the ones with the highest rates of fatality and/or serious injury. At highway speeds a head on collision is paramount to a death sentence, almost exclusively. The human (and financial) cost of these collisions far outweighs the cost of the concrete barriers being proposed here. Concrete barriers on the 400 Series would ensure that head on collisions on the highways were drastically reduced and would save countless lives as a result. Please, sign and share this petition. We were promised safety medians before (around Chatham, for example) yet these plans have yet to come to fruition. We must place more pressure on municipal, provincial and federal governments to step up to the plate as more and more motorists are required to drive these stretches of roads. Our safety should be a top priority and this problem will continue to proportionately escalate as traffic volume escalates. Please, sign, share and write to your local Ministry of Transportation to demand that safety measures be implemented and that this petition be reviewed and considered in a timely and serious manner.