Franklin Street Pathway for Safety

Franklin Street Pathway for Safety A Simple, Common-Sense Petition Requesting Peace College in Downtown Raleigh, NC, to Connect a Public Pathway Along the Formerly Public Portion of Franklin Street for Safer Access We are respectfully proposing that Peace College create, or allow placement of, a simple bike and walking path reconnecting the Franklin Street segments between Blount Street and Halifax Street. The path is needed because a public road was removed for a Peace College expansion project. A public utility easement still exists in this area. A paved or bricked path approximately 250 feet in length placed in the area where the public utility easement exists reconnecting Franklin Street will add the safe pedestrian access component to supplement the automobile access that is provided, in part, by the Delway Street alternative. Providing a pathway along this public utility easement area and connecting to an existing brick sidewalk is a logical, respectable and feasible solution to current congestion and disconnection in this area. Adding this pathway during upcoming construction on Peace Campus is a cost-effective opportunity for Peace College to promote a safer environment and provide viability to bordering stores and shops, thus taking part in the city\'s mission of livable streets within the vibrant city blocks that Peace College occupies.

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    Lou Polletta, United States

    8 years ago
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    Janet Wellman, United States

    8 years ago Comments: My recollection is that during a public meeting Peace College indicated that they would keep a direct pedestrian path open through the campus. Delway is the vehicular path and certainly isn't the direct route that we've lost. The interconnectivity of a part of the downtown has been compromised by the closing of the three blocks of public street, and a welcoming good pedestrian way (in the approximate location of the missing streets) would help remedy the problem.
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    Jim Johnson, United States

    8 years ago Comments: I would suggest that the Ciyt of Raleigh and the Oakwood and Mordecai nieghborhoods join with Peace College to pay this cost. JimJ
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