We the undersigned are residents of West Chester Street or concerned Kingston residents impacted by the dangerous pedestrian conditions that currently exist there.
Together, we have worked in a cooperative manner with County Traffic Planners and Kingston City Officials to find effective traffic calming solutions to curb the reckless motorists speeding up and down the street.
Although we believe that these items will be useful in making the neighborhood a safer one for residents and pedestrians, it in no way precludes that a proper traffic study for this urban collector street is needed.
With a day care center, senior citizens and residents living and walking daily on W. Chester Street we ask that the city of Kingston implement the following:
1. “Visual Narrowing”. Extend a double-yellow line on West Chester from Broadway all the way to Montrepose to define both sides of traffic.
2. Stripe the East side of the street where parking is allowed with a continuous white parking line from Broadway to the top of the hill, just like the white parking lines on Albany Avenue.
3. Lower the speed limit to 25 MPH on the entire street and place signs to alert drivers.
4. Re-erect several ‘no parking’ signs on the West side of the street below the hill that have gone missing over the years.
5. Paint “Slow” or “Children at Play” in the street going in both directions (prior to the hill and on the long stretch after Augusta Street heading towards Broadway) to encourage self-enforcement.
6. Consider moving the three way stop sign from Mary’s Avenue and W. Chester Street to Augusta Street and W. Chester Street.
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gerald berke, United States3 years ago Comments: 26 maiden ln kingston 12401 I suggest bringing the matter to the attention of the Complete Streets group...
Frank Greco, United States3 years ago Comments: I have lived on West Chester St. for 33 years and the speeding has goten much worse. When we had the speed indicator near the bottom of the hill I would watch, and most speeds were Over 35 mph and more than once I observed 51 mph!!! There are children on this street. At those speeds if a child should go in the street they don't have a chance!! I have also observed cars "jumping the curb"...Not even the sidewalks are safe. Is it going to take a Death to get something done? Where are the Police? They are on East Chester St.! East Chester also has Lots of signs and stripes. Why not us??? It is getting "out of control" Something MUST be done. SOON!
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