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Stop the Train Horns in Downtown Greensboro

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Are you tired of the train horns blaring at all hours of the day and night in downtown Greensboro, making it impossible to sleep, difficult to conduct business and tough to carry on a conversation with eating outside?

Are you worried about yours and others safety at the high volume pedestrian crossing (shown in the attached photo)that leads to some of the great new downtown bars and restaurants.

Then please join us in petitioning Adam Fischer, the Director of Greensboro’s Department of Transportation, to establish a Quite Zone at the train crossing near S. Elm st. and Smothers Place in downtown Greensboro.

A majority of the equipment is already installed. There is already a 4 four way blocking arm train mechanism. We would just need the city to install cameras and sensors to warn trains well in advanced if there are cars or pedestrians stuck on the tracks, a non-passible stick median on either side and a better pedestrian warning system.

This could all be done for less that the cost of a new traffic light. With all that the city and private businesses have had to spend on sound proofing a maintaining properties that are difficult to sell this makes fiscal sense as well.

The city has already investigated this as an option and the ground work has been laid, we just need your support to push it through. Help us make downtown a better place to live, work and have fun!!!

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1) just input your name and email in the boxes to the right (or if you prefer not to have your email down feel free just to use anonymous@gmail.com, then hit the green button.

2) a prompt will com up showing that your signature has gone through and ask for a donation, just close the page(please do not donate) and you are all set.



Please see the links below for more info

https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L03055

example of a crossing configuration

https://www.ocregister.com/2012/01/18/oc-completes...


New website at (with paper signature counter)

http://gsoquietzone.my-free.website/

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