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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to MTA/LIRR

Save Kew Gardens Lefferts Blvd. Bridge - the Heart of Our Community

Don't let MTA/LIRR destroy the heart of Kew Gardens! Since the late 1920's the Kew Gardens’ Lefferts Blvd bridge over the Long Island Railroad - home to the mom and pop stores that give the town its character and serve the shopping needs of its residents -  has been the heart of this "Urban Village in the Big City".  MTA and LIRR own the bridge and surrounding real estate. Over 26 years ago the MTA set aside plans to develop a high-rise building over the MTA/LIRR tracks at the Kew Gardens Station.  The MTA abandoned its proposal in the face of unified opposition by the community’s residents, civic associations, and elected officials.  Hundreds of people came together to fight the proposed destruction of the Lefferts Blvd. bridge of stores - the heart of Kew Gardens. The heart of Kew Gardens is once again threatened. The MTA/LIRR is using the results of their intentional neglect as the excuse for a revived attempt to destroy the heart of our community.  This site – a one-of-a-kind structure in New York City and the United States - is now once more the target of destructive development. Too many American “somewheres” have become “nowheres.”  We won’t let Kew Gardens become a “nowhere"!  We demand a full repair and preservation of the Lefferts Blvd bridge and its properties, with community oversight. 

Save Kew Gardens Coalition
3,901 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Isiah Leggett, Nancy King, Kirill Reznik, Aruna Miller, Shane Robinson, Eric Luedtke, Craig Zucker, Roger Berliner, Charles Barkley, Tom Hucker, Casey Anderson, Kathleen Dumais, David Fraser-Hidalgo, Marc Elrich, George Leventhal, Hans Riemer, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice, Nancy Floreen, Anne Kaiser, Sidney Katz, Pam Queen, Brian Feldman

Tell Montgomery County Council to Build the Mid-County Highway Alternative 9A Alignment

The Mid-County Highway (M-83) is a master-planned 4-lane north/south parkway that has been the basis for planned density in Upounty areas east of I-270, especially in Clarksburg. The roadway will provide a viable north/south travel alternative to I-270 and MD 355 on the east side of I-270, similar to Great Seneca Highway on the west side of I-270. If the County does not build this critical infrastructure it will be detrimental to the quality of life for Upcounty residents. Here are some facts to remember: - Montgomery County Planning Board, the City of Gaithersburg, and the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board supports Alternate 9A. - Mid-County Highway master plan alignment has been on area master plans for nearly 50 years. - The roadway was reconfirmed in the 1994 Clarksburg master plan. - M-83 is the basis for density planned, approved and constructed in Upcounty including Damascus, Clarksburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Shady Grove, and other areas east of I 270. - Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) to Clarksburg and BRT along MD 355 to Clarksburg are needed in addition to M-83 to enhance Upcounty mobility options, not as a REPLACEMENT of M-83. - The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Midcounty Corridor Study (MCS) Draft Environmental Effects Report (DEER) clearly documents that M-83 Alternative 9 provides the highest transportation effectiveness among all alternatives considered. - Through bridging, alignment shifts, and retaining walls, all with substantial added costs, alignment Alternative 9A minimizes impact to wetlands, streams, forest, floodplains, and parklands. - The DEER also proposes substantial mitigation to forest and parkland losses to fully offset any impact from Alternative 9A. - M-83 Alternative 9A will protect long-established and historic communities such as Prathertown and Goshen along Brink Road, Wightman Road, and Warfield Road. - Upcounty residents, especially in Clarksburg, have made decisions about their purchases of residence based on area master plans, which includes M-83.

Coalition for Upcounty
2,447 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Jack R. Marchbanks

Too Many Accidents at S.R. 161 Buenos Aires/Strawberry Farms and I 270 #RememberMichelle

Almost weekly there are accidents at the intersection of S.R. 161 and Buenos Aires/Strawberry Farms and I-270. A week ago (July 16) Michelle, riding the back of a motorcycle, was killed at this intersection. The speed is too fast; the merging from the east is complicated and there are no signs telling drivers to yield; there is a "no left turn sign" not large enough to see in time - that often gets ignored. The community is heartbroken about Michelle's death and we do not want any more tragedies. Please let us know a reasonable, safe solution to this intersection. (2016 info) (2017 update) It has been a little over a year since this petition was initiated. I think of Michelle's loved ones each time I leave the neighborhood and see the cross erected in her memory. As I wait for the traffic light to turn green at Buenos Aires, I still see speeding through the intersection especially when the light changes to red. It is not as if folks coming from the east do not have fair warning - the sign says when one sees the lights flashing be prepared to stop. There is also a sign stating the area is one of targeted enforcement. I am wondering how targeted the enforcement has to get to reduce the number of accidents because I have not noticed a decrease - at least according to the police activity reports. But I thank those who met to attempt some solutions. This petition revival is to ask, what else can be done? Folks traveling to Strawberry Farms still turn into Huber Ridge to turn around, sometimes a U-Turn on Buenos Aires, just to avoid the no left turn. Still accidents, still speeding, thankfully no other deaths.  

Pamela Clegg
85 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago


Add Bus Route 894 weekend service (Saturday)

We are a large group of people between San Diego, CA - El Cajon, CA - Jamul, CA - Tecate, CA and Lake Morena, CA - We all commute Monday to Friday via (Bus Route 894 - ) due to Work, School, Shopping, Dr. appts... etc.. etc. We are pleased with SDMTS providing rural service trough the years and with time the increase of people using public transportation has become a crucial important necesity in our daily life. This is a petition regarding: 1- Please add Bus Routes 894 on weekends. It will benefit people going and coming from work, specially on Saturdays, as other commuters going shopping etc. etc. We are asking at least (ONE) service departing early morning from Campo CA 6:54am to El Cajon CA and (ONE) late afternoon service returning from Pkwy Plaza El Cajon CA 5:36pm... (2 years with this petition and will continue until we reach our goal ) To everybody out there please help us!!!.... For those who commute via any public transportation we know you understand... For those who don't, imagine a normal one hour commute... For us sometimes is double. Please sign this important petition, and also we welcome you to sent an email supporting such to:   We need your help... We appreciate your support... We thank you very much, Commuters Bus Route 894 /

Commuters Bus Route 894
1,009 supporters