243 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Heather Murphy, Maryland Department of Transportation

Save Lives, Reduce Accidents - Add Left-Turn Only Signal

The traffic light intersection of Smallwood Drive and St Patrick Drive has become an insurance nightmare and a death-trap for many less experienced High School drivers from the local Westlake High School. Too often, families have been devasted by vehicle accidents, some resulting in horrific fatalities, due to the inefficiency of the current traffic light and intersection design. The main reason for traffic signals are: (1) to allow road users to safely navigate through an intersection; (2) to give priority to a particular direction / mode of travel at different times of the day; and (3) through coordination, allow large volumes of traffic to pass through the network with minimal delay. The current traffic light pattern at the intersection of Smallwood Drive and St Patrick Drive, Charles County, Waldorf Maryland (as you progress down Smallwood Drive from the Mall) adversely impedes the opposing view of left-turning drivers. The left-turn lane completely impedes the right-of-way view so a left-turning driver cannot see if the right-of-way is clear to proceed. As a result, drivers either place themselves in a dangerous position half-way in the path of oncoming traffic in order to see around the opposing left-turn lane or dart across the right-of-way/intersection, and hope for the best. This inefficient design makes the number one, primary reason of traffic lights, "to allow road users to safely navigate through an intersection", derelict. The solution is simple: modify the programming of the existing green arrow to a "Left Turn on Green Only".  The left-turn on green signal only would allow only those turning left to proceed through the intersection, NOT at the same time as the straight thoroughfare drivers - they should remain on red.  When the left-turn on green arrow turns red, the straight thoroughfare would then proceed. The left turn lane and the straight lane should NOT be green at the same time! This will prevent drivers from crossing in front of oncoming traffic. Sign and approve this petition! Save lives! Save the children!

Dawnn Givens
421 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Dr.H.Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Designate parking spaces close to the hospital for cancer patients receiving treatment.

There is no parking made available for cancer patients at the Dr.H.Bliss Murphy cancer clinic. What can the Cancer clinic do? • Provide a designated parking area for cancer patientswith enough spaces( we are looking for 25 spots). Use a boomgate and/or apermit system to make sure only eligible patients canpark there, and enforce it. Cars can be towed and tickets issued just like the blue zones. • Use a permit system such as windscreen stickers,swipe cards or dashboard passes, with expiry datesor color coding to show patients with currentappointments. Having a designated parking area close to the hospital for cancer patients who are receiving treatment is vital.We are fighting the biggest battle of our lives and having the stress of parking should not be one of them.  I was late for an appointment at the cancer clinic because it took me 45 minutes to find a place to park.The long walk to the entrance of the hospital was exhausting.I see a lot of people who are receiving treatment at the Dr.H.Bliss Murphy cancer clinic and many are seniors.This parking problem has to be addressed because it has been a problem for these patients for years.Designated parking is needed for cancer patients and those spots need to be close to the entrance of the cancer clinic. I started this petition because many cancer patients talked about the problem with the parking and how frustrating it is to find a place to park going to the Dr.H.Bliss Murphy cancer clinic. I hope the hospital can designate an area for cancer patients close to the clinic.It would make this journey more easier on the patients.   Another part of this advocacy we have voiced our concern is Smoking.It should be prohibited from the cancer clinic and the HSC.People are smoking in the entrances and then throwing cigarette butts to the ground.Take a walk in front of the cancer clinic one day and you will see just that...A beautiful garden there but sadly many butts on the ground. Even though there is an announcement stating smoking is not permitted on the grounds people still are doing just that. Hospitals and clinics should be Smoke free zones.      

Susan Glynn
23,585 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to MTA: New York City Transit, MTA, Andrew Cuomo, Charles Schumer, New York State Senate, New York Times, Carolyn Maloney, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill de Blasio

MTA: Stop raising our fares until you fix the broken, crumbling Subway system!

According to Vox - and based on the daily experiences of millions of New Yorkers who have to rely on MTA New York City transit to get to work every day (in order to pay for the fare hikes we are always faced with): "New York’s subway is in crisis. After years of growing ridership, use of the system took a dip in 2016, with further declines this year. ...[Trains have sat] in the tunnel in sweltering heat for 45 minutes and [have] derail[ed] with dozens of injuries. The media describes the situation as hell (Slate), a meltdown (Curbed), or a crisis (NBC). Ryan Cooper in the Week and many irate subway riders on Twitter squarely blame Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who controls the state agency responsible for the subway, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA itself says the problems are about overcrowding. But this is an excuse. First, Chicago has had as large a growth in L ridership as New York has on the subway, without the recent breakdowns. An inside source at the MTA explains that by policy, each train delay must be logged with an official cause and that when no cause is formally identified, they often write down “crowding” as a default catchall rather than a real explanation. The superficial cause of delays is that maintenance and rule changes have made the subway slower, but the MTA has not adjusted the schedules accordingly. The long answer requires an overview of the history of the subway, and why maintenance has always been so fundamental." The real issue is DEFERRED MAINTENANCE. And let's not pretend otherwise.  Stop making the hard working people of New York City foot the bill for a system that has needed over a century's worth of repair work, and that should have been done a LONG time ago! Enough is enough! MTA, do right by the people of New York City and fix this!

Victoria Dolan
29 supporters