Petition Tag - traffic

1. Neighborhood Safety

Our children are unsafe in our neighborhood due to through traffic of speeding cars. School buses even speed through. We would like speed humps to help slow down the traffic and make our streets safer for our children.

2. Speeding on hollywood avenue NE3, camera needed

Hollywood avenue in Gosforth, beautiful, scenic, a pleasure to live in. Yet it is plagued by speeding drivers who have no due care or attention to the laws that clearly state, Hollywood avenue is restricted to 20mph. the worst culprit witnessed on our road was travelling at 45mph, that's what was displayed on the monitor provided by the council. This is unacceptable, especially after our beloved family member was involved in a hit and run, our cat never survived and the driver never stopped. I feel we need some other deterrent like a camera. the council would make a fortune!!!
please sign this petion to make our roads safe. What if it was a child going to school?

3. Stop childcare at 41 Imbros St NUNDAH

Our objections include: 1. A childcare centre will bring increased noise and congestion to a minor road in a low residential area, 2. increased safety issues as the traffic will be at times when people are driving their kids to and from school and walking to school; 3. We have busy built up areas in Nundah such as Nundah Village, Rode Rd, Buckland and Shaw Rd, 4. There are numerous childcare centres in the area on Hamilton Rd, Nundah Village, Wavell Heights and Clayfield, 5. The facility on the corner or Sugarloaf and Rode Rd has been approved to become a major childcare facility, 6. There are a number of issues that the community are not happy with including the proposed medical centre on Bilsen Rd and general business development in Nundah, 7. People bought their houses in good faith based on town planning information that Imbros St was zoned a low residential minor road and 8. above all else we are not a business area we are a neighbourhood that knows each other and is connected to each other.


The Brisbane City Plan is a legal document which means that any decisions made regarding changing our low residential zoning or minor road status can be challenged. A proposed development of a childcare centre would change this.

4. Montrose Ave Safety Concerns

The County Line Road and Montrose Avenue intersection located in Radnor and Lower Merion Townships is unsafe for drivers and pedestrians alike. Countless accidents and near misses, and distracted, speeding drivers passing through this crossroads place childrens', adults', and animals' safety at risk nearly every day.

These are very real hazards that need our prompt attention with the installation of traffic signals, or at the very least a flashing pedestrian crossing signal, to improve safety.

5. STOP the 4 lane highway in front of Albion Elementary School

The City of Maple Ridge, Engineering Department intends on converting the parking lane on the north side south end of 240th Street in Maple Ridge to a 4th traffic lane. This means there will be a 4 lane highway in front of the Albion Elementary School. We, as the residents of the Albion area already face the traffic on 240th speeding in excess of 80klm and up . Adding another traffic lane will only make things worse. Our neibourghood community already risks their lives and the lives of their children on 240th Street.

6. Improve the Visibility of All Issaquah Highlands Crosswalks

The Issaquah Highlands has many blind crosswalks which make it difficult for drivers to see if a pedestrian is waiting to cross the street or even in the middle of the street. We need to figure out a way to solve this before someone gets killed.

The City of Issaquah has many options to explore: 1) Crosswalk lights 2) Speed bumps 3) Improved signage 4) Awareness campaigns 5) Remove trees that block driver's view of the crosswalk 6) Remove parking spaces around crosswalks.

We'd like to start by installing Smart Crosswalk systems on all crosswalks. This would include lights that flash on-demand after a pedestrian pushes a button before attempting to cross the street.

7. Say NO to dense housing units at Coyote Creek / Eaglequest Golfcourse

Please help to support the protection of wildlife & little greenspace we have left in Surrey by signing this petition against the destruction of significant Coyote Creek / Eaglequest golf course for 300+ dense housing units!

This outlandish scheme involves ripping apart one third of the course in order to build 2 four story condos, townhomes & duplex's in an area that is already congested - with only 1 high school to support this sudden growth development (Fleetwood Park) that is currently overcrowded as is. The units will run parallel to 152nd Street, resulting in heavier traffic flow in which a wide volume of Surrey roads already face. This overcrowdment needs to stop in our community AND city!
Let's get our voice out & STOP the destruction of our greenspace in a community/city that is already overpopulated, on a property that is classified as a Surrey landmark!

Please sign the petition and feel free to leave a comment for city council. Our voices WILL make a difference as the City would like to hear from the public before rezoning is granted!

8. Require Health Examination for Drivers' License Renewal

My grandfather recently ran a red light near his home and narrowly avoided a collision that may have cost his life, and the lives of those in the car he almost hit. This is when we realized that he had been hiding the fact that his eyesight has been fading very quickly. Many senior citizens are just like him--unable to safely operate a motor vehicle, but too proud to admit it. It's time we, the state of Kentucky, joined the 32 states that have already taken action by requiring senior citizens to pass an eye examination before renewing their drivers' license.

In 2011, our legislature attempted to pass a law requiring drivers over the age of 80 to get a doctor's approval upon renewing their license, but it was shot down. Since then, the number of states who have successfully implemented this law has risen significantly and with positive results. It's time we join the rest of America in the effort to make our roads safer.

9. Oc Transpo Rideau Centre Detour

Oc Transpo has made a silly and stupid move by changing the detour with the busses that go on Rideau Street. Until last week because Rideau St. is closed due to construction they had Detoured the buses onto MacKenzie King Bridge but as of this week Oct 17 they changed the Rideau St. Busses to stop on Daily until December.

This is a really stupid move. There is way more traffic with the busses and it makes it more of a hassle for people who need to transfer to the buses on the bridge.

10. Bring the Zipper Merge to London!

London road construction is a fact of life, but driver frustration and commute times could be vastly improved if residents utilized a simple and effective merging technique known as the Zipper Merge. When multiple traffic lanes are being merged into one, drivers should be encouraged to stay in their lane until the point of merge and then alternate. This has been proven effective in many jurisdictions. Unfortunately, drivers feel it is rude to not to merge at the first opportunity and this actually creates a traffic wave that magnifies congestion.

Implementing the Zipper Merge would cost very little as the city need only educate local drivers and alter the current construction signs to alert them that a Zipper Merge is coming up and how to handle it.

See Minnesota's example here: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/workzone/doc/When-latemerge-zipper.pdf

Let's urge Mayor Matt Brown and City Counsel to make this a reality and bring some sanity to our city roads!

11. Road Construction Work at Night Only (Sabah)

Major road construction are the biggest factor of congested traffic in Sabah mainly Kota Kinabalu due to extensive road upgrading work. The issue also contribute to dangers and hazards existence while major road users active at daylight especially during peak hours. Traffic congestion will drastically get worst during peak hours. Road construction work in Peninsular Malaysia are carried out at night between 12am - 4am while the road usage are minimal, thus reducing the traffic congestion and hazard.

Road construction work in Sabah mainly Kota Kinabalu should be carried out during these hours for the better current traffic and better future road.

12. Funding to fix 700 km of Yass Valley Unsealed Roads

Local unsealed roads are damaging the vehicles of local residents, risking injury to transporting livestock, as well as increasing wastage to local produce and products transported most often along unsealed roads.

It's time to take this fight up to the NSW Minister for Roads, Freight and Maritime Minister and request further funding be made available to fix our roads.

13. Centene Expansion: Slow Down and Do this RIGHT!

Centene has asked the City of Clayton to approve and partially fund a massive development in downtown Clayton. The project will cost nearly $800M and Clayton residents are being asked to help fund this project with over $147M in corporate tax breaks.

When the project is finished, our downtown won't be the same. We'll see an entire block of parking garages. Centene's new office will have elevated walkways and an indoor cafeteria. They won't be a part of our community and visiting our businesses the way we had hoped.

Nobody can seem to answer how a project this big will impact our city. And nobody can seem to answer exactly how we'll be impacted during the years of construction. Nobody can seem to answer how the new cars won't cause traffic issues on Forsyth and Hanley and beyond. And nobody can seem to answer how our police, fire, and schools can handle the thousands of new visitors We're still not hearing these answers and we're left with too many unanswered questions.

We want to help Centene grow and expand. And we want to continue the kind of responsible and well planned development that helped Clayton become the way it is. But this project is so big, so complex, and so expensive that we deserve answers. We need to take the time to do this right and address these issues instead of rushing to approve this development.

14. OPEN Bedford Road

This "bus gate" benefits no-one. The Powis Terrace junction cannot house the congested traffic. The Kittybrewster junction & surrounding streets can't house the traffic. The Bedford retail units are losing business. Can't take upto an hour to get out of the retail park due to the congested junction/s.

The people stay around the streets of Bedford road are waiting lengthy times due to the Powis terrace junction & Kittybrewster junction not coping. People struggling to get The Calsayseat Medical practice on time for their appointments. People who go up causewayend have to enter calsayeat road to u-turn on that road to get turned to gain access to the medical practice.

Buses that go beyond these junctions are running late. Football traffic make St Machar Drive like a car park. People who stay North of Bedford road ( Tillydrone, Old Aberdeen, Seaton, Donside Village, to mention a few) have been cut off from this part of the city.

15. Make changes to dangerous intersections

The intersection of Alaska Avenue, 17th Street and Alaska Avenue, 15th Street are the most dangerous intersections in Dawson Creek and something needs to be done.

I personally know two people seriously injured and have heard of countless others. It seems no one is paying attention or they simply do not care.

I hope this petition is enough to open some eyes and make someone take action

16. Remove the Danger: Highway Intersection at USF and Tampa Veterans' Hospital Campuses

Operation Traffic Signal (OTS)

The most dangerous intersection at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital (JAHVAH) and the University of South Florida (USF) Campuses and the Luxury Apartments is at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Richard Silver Way. There are no traffic signals at this intersection.

Richard Silver Way is the main entrance/exit to the Tampa Veterans' Hospital and across the highway is the entrance/exit to the USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library staff/visitor parking lot.

And next door to the Veterans' Hospital is a brand new luxury apartment, primarily catering to USF students. The luxury apartment reportedly has at least 540 parking spaces.

Again, there are no traffic signals at this intersection in which 50,608 vehicles enter this intersection on an average week day. That is, about 75,000 persons pass through this intersection on an average week day. Highway and road improvements are greatly needed at this dangerous intersection.

USF students living in those luxury apartments are now crossing that dangerous intersection multiple times a day by walking, running and skateboarding.

Why are there no traffic signals? Urgently needed are smart traffic signals, pedestrian crosswalks, turning lanes and modern street lights.

If you are a patient, family member of a patient or an employee at JAHVAH or a student, parent of a student or a professor/employee at USF, you are urged to sign this GoPetition anonymously or by name and ask your elected representatives to do the same. And if you just drive through this intersection on a daily basis, please sign the GoPetition. You may also comment on the GoPetition. Also, please post this GoPetition on your Facebook page.

Thank you.

17. Call on Galway County Council to improve Road Safety Measures in rat-runs to Galway City around Annaghdown/Corrandulla, Claregalway, Cregmore, Killoughter and Carnmore

Cllr. James Charity-Athenry/Oranmore Municipal District

Throughout the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District, our local by-roads are being used as rat-runs for motorists seeking to avoid traffic on the N17, particularly through the bottleneck in Claregalway village.

Many of these quiet country roads in Annaghdown/Corrandulla, Claregalway, Cregmore, Killoughter and Carnmore are heavily populated and while our local populations have sympathy with anyone seeking to avoid the scandalous situation which is the bottle-neck in Claregaway village. However, it is unfortunately the case that many vehicles using these local roads travel at excessive speeds which put local residents, children and other road users at significant risk.

On the 28th June 2016, this culminated in a young mother being struck by a speeding vehicle on one such local road, the L2129 in Tonegurrane, Corrandulla, while leaving her children to a local school bus stop. The offending vehicle was overtaking the school bus, and other traffic which had pulled in behind the bus, to allow the children to board when it struck the mother at speed and sent her over its bonnet, causing her serous injuries.

This situation cannot be allowed to continue and Galway County Council must immediately implement a safety plan for all local roads in the Athenry-Oranmore area which are being used as rat-runs for traffic travelling to and from Galway City. It is only a matter of time before further serious accidents occur and measures must be taken before fatalities arise.

18. Reduce Holland Tunnel Traffic & Noise

Excessive noise from honking and engine noise are caused by long waits in daily bumper-to-bumper traffic leading to the Holland Tunnel, specifically on Watts and Broome Streets.

The condition is exacerbated during rush hour, late at night and early in the morning, when one of two outbound lanes in the Tunnel are closed by the Port Authority for ongoing maintenance. Drivers block the box during these times to those traveling up 6th Avenue, leading to full gridlock that can last for hours. This also means crosswalks are blocked for pedestrians, forcing them to jaywalk through dangerous traffic conditions.

In addition, drivers routinely lean on their horns en masse for extended periods of time. At best, the noise can be described as "a low murmur of thousands of engines," and at worst, an incessant, aggravating chorus of loud honks.

Enacting effective solutions to these issues will alleviate the severe distress this noise and air pollution can cause, improving the quality of life for all nearby residents, workers and patrons.

19. Synchronize St-Jean Blvd. Traffic Lights

It has been years that traffic lights on St-Jean Boulevard are out of synchronization. Everyday commuters lose time in traffic, barely crossing two greens in a row. Start, stop..start...stop.

Causing unnecessary traffic jams, and frustration. Going from Highway 20 to Boul, Gouin takes between 10-12 minutes with no traffic. Easily double this time in the morning and afternoon peak hours.

As a matter of fact, these lights used to be synchronized and you were able to drive this route and catch only 2-3 red lights.

We want that time back, don't we?

20. NO 24 HR DRIVE THRU STARBUCKS

DON'T LET BOBS BIG BOY, SUN VALLEY BECOME A 24 HR STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRU 8274 NORTH SUNLAND BLVD, SUN VALLEY, CA, 91352.

The site has been a restaurant serving the community for over 40years,first MR Cs, Dimions,and then Bobs Big Boy. The location has become home to car clubs, community fundraisers, as well as the annual L.A.P.D. "TIP A COP" fundraiser.

Tearing down Bobs and building a new 24 hr drive thru facility will bring with it more traffic, to an already congested intersection, that serves as access to the 5 freeway,as well as more noise /air pollution,and the potential increase in crime. IF ALLOWED, STARBUCKS will be here for a multi year, very long term lease. Starbucks is also getting into "beer and wine"now along with they're coffee assortment.

21. Mt Cootha - Quiet Please!

Despite numerous calls to Indooroopilly Police Station & the ‘Hoon’ line over the last few months, an email and phone conversation with a staff member at Steven Miles’ Office and a call from Brisbane City Council staff, no effective measures have been taken to address the problem of people using the Botanical Gardens as a meeting point for road races, and / or the daily racing up and down the Mt Cootha Rd.

I find this noise pollution very intrusive in the evening and am usually unable to sleep until the early hours of the morning because of it.

My complaints about this to date have been quite ineffectual in reducing this disturbance. I have therefore decided to mount an online petition for local residents to sign and forward it to:
• The Queensland Premier
• Dr Steven Miles (Mt Cootha Electorate) Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
• Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan
• Peter Matic (Brisbane City Councillor for Toowong)
• Graham Quirk, Lord mayor of Brisbane.

I intend to forward the petition to the above on Sunday 15th May. Should you wish to sign the petition before this date, and / or know of other local residents who are similarly afflicted and would like to do so, please do, and / or pass on the relevant information.

Many thanks,
Bruce Mackie.

22. Traffic Safety Measures for Oak Crest Newport Intersection

On June 26, 2015, a 4-year-old boy was struck and fatally injured by a vehicle while in the NW Oak Crest Drive/ Newport Way NW crosswalk. This incident was due in no small part to the inadequate safety measures for that intersection.

Newport Way NW has a 40 mph speed limit, which is very high for a road bordered by multiple residential sections. Residents of surrounding neighborhoods have noted that cars also tend to exceed this speed limit with some frequency, especially during peak driving times.

Driving eastbound on Newport Way, the crosswalk for the NW Oak Crest Drive intersection is preceded by a blind curve less than 100 yards from the intersection, which makes it very difficult for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars leaving NW Oak Crest Drive onto Newport Way or coming westbound on Newport Way NW and turning left into NW Oak Crest Drive, to see approaching eastbound vehicles. It also makes it difficult for drivers approaching the intersection on Newport Way NW to see those individuals and vehicles before it is too late to slow down.

While the crosswalk does have a flashing pedestrian sign that can be activated by pedestrians and bicyclists, a. it is very hard to see that it is lit up in the daylight hours, b. it is very hard to see when coming around the blind curve, and c. it is far enough to the side of the road that many drivers unfamiliar with the road do not notice it.

The sidewalk/ walking path in this area is used frequently by bicyclists, joggers, runners, and families. As the traffic flow has increased on Newport Way NW, the safety of those using this path has been compromised. In order to prevent any further injuries, accidents, or fatalities, the City of Issaquah needs to improve the safety of the NW Oak Crest Drive and Newport Way NW intersection.

23. Save Our Lexington Streets (SOLS)

Fed-up with the surge in traffic here in Lexington? You are not alone.

Please join your friends and neighbors in our effort to Save Our Lexington Streets (SOLS).

How?

By petitioning our Town Officials for help controlling the overwhelming surge in traffic at Hancock and Adams Streets, as well as at other major stress points in Lexington, MA.

Our children should be able to leave school in the morning without their parents fearing for their safety.

Homeowners should be able to exit their parking spaces without unyielding cars whizzing past, horns blaring.

Joggers and power walkers should not be inhaling fumes from rush hour traffic backed up for blocks.

And seniors should be able to use Lexington's crosswalks without being forced into a game of chicken with streams of commuters taking shortcuts between Route 128 and Route 2.

But this is not the case.

Commuter traffic from these main routes has taken over to the point where noise, near-misses, road rage and crashes have become an onerous burden on residents, outweighing perhaps any other factor.

At the same time, the surge in traffic has put an ever-increasing burden on our police and fire departments.

One of the worst intersections in Lexington may be a good place to start taking back control of our streets: Hancock and Adams.

While there's a stop sign at the island (valiantly maintained by the Lexington Garden Club), that sign may as well not exist, because commuter congestion has turned it into a yield sign - if that.

Abutters find themselves penned inside their driveways, inching forward at great risk to themselves and others.

Children on their way to Fiske and Diamond Schools meet with a confusing impasse. A wrong decision could prove a disastrous one.

Flaring tempers and smash-ups are common. Police and fire/rescue find themselves called upon at regular intervals.

As one of our traffic experts commented at a recent meeting, "the island type intersection that's there now was fine for handling the kind of traffic we had forty years ago, but not now."

Now is the time to start modernizing our streets, creating solutions for today's problems. Let's begin this journey one beleaguered and overworked intersection at a time.

Lexington should be and can be a safer, more pleasant place to live. For this reason we would like to support a pilot study on how to best manage the traffic flow streaming into Hancock and Adams.

Hopefully, this will lead to informed discussion and debate, followed by prompt action, not only at Hancock and Adams, but ultimately in every one of our besieged neighborhoods.

Save Our Lexington Streets - now.

24. Make Church Road/Uxbridge Road junction Hanwell safer; remove roundabout and install green man crossings

In Spring 2014, Ealing Council implemented what they claimed would be an improved junction on the Uxbridge Road at its junction with Church Road in Hanwell W7. For over fifty years, local residents have been campaigning for safe pedestrian crossings at this point to improve pedestrian safety at this busy and dangerous junction.

There are four primary schools (Oaklands PS, St Joseph’s RC PS, Hobbayne PS, St Mark’s PS), two high schools (Drayton Manor HS and Elthorne Park HS), eight pre-school nurseries (Oaklands PSN, Hanwell Bunnies, Bunny Park Nursery, Sticky Fingers Nursery, Buttons Day Nursery, Hanwell Montessori Nursery and Pre-School, St Joseph’s RC PSN, St Marks PSN, Hobbayne PSN), and three Churches ( Hanwell Methodist Church, St Mellitus Church and Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church) whose parents, students and congregations cross at this junction on a daily or weekly basis.

It is a busy junction for both pedestrians and vehicles, the Uxbridge Road being a main route into London, parallel to and equidistant from the A40 and the A4. And Church Road/Greenford Avenue being one of the few major north-south crossings of the Uxbridge Road in the Borough, joining the A40 in the north to the A4 and M4 in the south.

Six bus routes use this junction (207, 427, 83, 607, E8, E3); if they are held at the signalised pedestrian crossings on the Uxbridge Road AFTER the roundabout, they frequently block the roundabout.

Firstly, we believe that the junction design implemented by Ealing Council and Transport for London is unsafe for the following reasons:
• The signalised pedestrian crossings across the Uxbridge Road are far enough away from the junction itself to cause vehicles, whose drivers have thought that their exit from the roundabout was clear, to back up across the roundabout to block it. This regularly prevents the traffic from flowing freely, often eliciting road rage and the use of horns
• The zebra crossing over Church Road is too close to the roundabout; drivers turning left into Church Road from Uxbridge Road, and looking to see when it is clear from the right to join the roundabout, find themselves immediately at the zebra. If there are pedestrians on the crossing, or waiting to cross, drivers stop sharply. There have been many incidents of minor shunts of two/three vehicles back onto the Uxbridge Road
• Pedestrians do not feel safe walking onto the Church Road zebra if the traffic is busy as drivers coming from the roundabout often do not see them until the last minute
• The signalised lights hold up traffic leaving the roundabout, and so frequently the roundabout is choked with traffic trying to cross from all four directions and held up by traffic waiting for the signalised pedestrian lights
• The signalised lights on the Uxbridge Road are a significant distance from the junction causing pedestrians to walk an additional distance out of their way to cross the junction.

Secondly, drivers heading south down Greenford Avenue/Church Road towards Brentford and the A4/M4, reaching this roundabout from Church Road, may be inclined, via satnav or map reading, to continue south into St George’s Road, Hopefield, Deans Road and Cambridge Road. This results in a rat run through this residential area to re-join Boston Road heading south to the A4 and Brentford.

Prior to the roundabout being implemented, the Council’s own traffic surveys indicated that around 500 vehicles per hour (ie 8 cars per minute) drive down these residential roads at peak times. Many residents believe that this is a conservative estimate as at peak times the vehicles are continuous.

Since the roundabout was implemented at the Church Road junction, residents in these roads believe that more traffic is coming down their roads as it is a direct route south to Brentford, and avoids the three sets of traffic lights along the Uxbridge Road/Boston Road.

Many residents believe that this situation can only be made worse if the reversal of Cherington Road were to go ahead to facilitate the implementation of the roundabout at the Clock Tower.

25. Boca's Beach Community the 'Seaside Village'.

Boca Raton's beach community needs to maintain existing traffic flow to accommodate evacuees during a storm; while incorporate on-street parking to meet all demands of retail, recreational and residential users.

26. Don't Overdevelop Denver

Denver and its neighborhoods are undergoing a very rapid transition. Zoning laws dictate what can or can't be built on a given lot. Historic Denver determines what buildings are historically significant and therefore cannot be demolished.

But what about the effect on the city and its neighborhoods when demolition and new development happen at a pace more rapid than the city can keep up with? What about the effects on traffic, crowding, parking, and overall quality of life? When the new zoning code was put into place, it clearly didn't take into account the effects of mass demolition and new construction happening on multiple sites, all at the same time. It also didn't effectively ask for input from the everyday residents of these neighborhoods. The face of our Denver neighborhoods is changing at such a rapid pace that the traffic and quality of life are already deteriorating, renters and homeowners are being pushed out, and yet there is more demolition and development in the works.

Determining the historical significance of a building doesn't take into account the bigger picture. Many current residents of these old Denver neighborhoods chose this area because of the reverence for Denver's history, older structures and character. Many of those structures do not fall under protection from Historic Denver. What will be the impact to a neighborhood when so many structures, historically significant or not, are gone? In many cases houses are not being demolished here and there, one at a time, but rather developers are buying up and leveling entire blocks of houses to make way for luxury housing, replacing a block that had history and character with buildings whose character and design add nothing aesthetically and will soon enough be outdated, much like the many structures which followed a similar trend in the 1960's and 1970's.

The Mayor of Denver and Denver City Council must take a more active role in this process, and include Denver residents as well. It is not enough to say that because the zoning code and historical designation say a block of homes can be demolished and built on, that the demolition and development is therefore inevitable. It is still their job to ensure that the change and development that affect current tax paying citizens happens in a way that ensures it is done responsibly and retains the quality of life that brought us to these neighborhoods in the first place. If demolition and development happen too rapidly, it is a detriment to all. The luxury apartment bandwagon is pushing more and more renters out. Demolitions are forcing many homeowners out of their homes. In addition, too many luxury apartments combined with limited options for home ownership allows less personal investment by individuals and creates a more temporary attitude for the area. Once the market becomes oversaturated, and/or the high cost rents of these "luxury" apartments have excluded enough of the population, there won't be enough renters to fill these buildings. There is a lot of outside money being used for speculation on our neighborhoods. There is no personal investment there.

Secondly, putting too many people in an area whose roads are not built to handle the volume will decrease quality of life for all. One of the many example of this is in the area south of downtown Denver: there are already major traffic bottlenecks in areas along Speer, Broadway, and 6th and 8th Avenues, and it is now pouring over onto side streets that cannot handle the volume. It is not enough to encourage car shares, bike rentals, and a mass transit system that is already struggling. The reality is that in Colorado most people still own and rely on a car to reach parts of Colorado that the alternatives don't, and they need a place to park that car. And to insist that everyone will simply never drive around town if other transportation modes are encouraged is totally unrealistic. The fact is that our current mass transit system is not built to support this.

27. Keep Left Unless Overtaking and Longer On-Ramps on Perths Metropolitan Freeways and Highways

Perth's network of freeways and highways are being clogged with drivers who don't keep left and don't do the speed limit or anywhere near the speed limit. They are a terrific piece of Government funded infrastructure, but they are inefficient and at capacity due to these inefficiencies.

Our Freeway and Highways also have short on-ramps and the speed limit sign is always close to the Freeway/Highway, where it should be at the start of the on ramp, so drivers have more time to legally get up to the Freeway/Highway speed limit, as to avoid disrupting the flow of traffic already on the Freeway/Highway.

Currently, it is illegal to travel in the right hand lane of a duel carriageway if the speed limit is 90Km/h or greater. This law is never enforced and should apply to all dual carriageways regardless of the speed limit and enforced as slow vehicles in right hand lanes creates unnecessary congestion.

28. Go both directions on St. Augustine Avenue in Venice, FL

St. Augustine Avenue in Venice has been open to traffic in both directions since it's construction. Although only a few blocks in length it is heavily traveled due to the multi-floor condominiums with access and it being a local's way to bypass traffic on Tampa Avenue.

The new change making the avenue one-way is confusing to the Seasonal Residence and the locals alike. In addition, the change has a negative effect on the parking for the businesses in the Venice Centre Mall.

29. More fields for lacrosse in Hendersonville

Our city's park system is an incredible asset that encourages residents to be physically active. That level of service needs to continue.

The City of Hendersonville should expand park facilities that will (1) alleviate the unsafe traffic problem in Drakes Creek Park and (2) provide space for activities like lacrosse to grow.

This should be a priority for the city’s resources.

30. Sound barrier for Highway US 80 West

The traffic on Jr. Allen has been gradually increasing for the last 5 years, which could be directly related to the increased development in the Midland area and the increase in tractor-trailers using this route. The Traffic noise is a nuisance for residents situated along this Highway, particularly the ones located on Mayo Dr. Columbus, GA. 31909.

The residents would like a sound barrier put in place to reduce the noise coming from this very busy highway. The trees planted between the homes and the highway serves little purpose to reduce the noise because they are not dense enough to reduce the noise.

http://www.ta-inc.com/newshtml/TreesAsSoundBarriers.html