There is a proposal on the table to transform Dwasline into a one-way street. This is not an effective solution to Dwasline's problems.
Currently, Dwasline is the only main through-street in the Rosemawr area. Changing Dwasline to a one-way street will create serious issues for the residents who live on the many surrounding streets. Garfield Avenue and Virginia Avenue (and all the surrounding blocks) will undoubtedly become the alternate route for those who would have driven down Dwasline to access Brook Avenue.
Garfield Avenue, Allwood Place, and Pine Brae lack sidewalks in many places, and increasing traffic will be very dangerous for the entire area, as it is a block that is used by many pedestrians from the surrounding streets. Garfield Avenue is a main pedestrian road used by the residents on Virginia Avenue, Laurel Avenue, and Heights Street, including many children.
This will also have a major affect on streets such as Edgewood, Cresthill, Lenox, and other streets which will now become a thoroughfare to access Passaic Avenue. This action will make all of these much busier streets.
This also poses a safety threat for the children, adults, and many senior citizens who walk down these blocks and its vicinity. As it is, there are inadequate sidewalks and many drivers speed down Clifton's streets.
It is important to petition this change to Dwasline because it will severely impact our safety and the safety of our neighborhood. Dwasline must remain a two-way street in order to maintain the quiet and safe nature of our neighborhood.
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