Keep Our Kids Safe! Loudoun County Traffic Calming Petition
We've all noticed construction vehicles barreling through our community with reckless abandon. It's a problem that has been addressed numerous times to the builder and has been met with halfhearted assurances that action will be taken. I'm fairly certain that everyone shares this concern.
The problem, however, is not just with construction vehicles. It's happening more and more frequently that visitors to our neighborhood---like the delivery trucks, contractors, and even residents themselves---are treating Goose Preserve Dr., like just one more freeway to speed through on their way home. There have been numerous close calls with a few of the smaller children in this area and something needs to be done to prevent those incidents from turning into tragedies.
A Little Background
For those unfamiliar with Goose Preserve Dr. (GPD), its the main drag that goes north from the roundabout through the single family homes and on to the new villas. Its the longest stretch of road in the community without a stop sign. It also happens to be the location of a fantastic sledding hill that also has a brand new playground sitting practically on the road. With all the kids crossing the street at this particular location... it's a recipe for trouble.
And while the problems on GPD led to the initiation of this petition, they are not isolated to any one specific road. Julia, Polen Farm, the Round-a-Bout-of-Doom... all are problem areas, and all will need a solution.
What Can We Do?
Sign this petition to allow us to persuade Loudoun County into conducting a traffic study and create a "traffic calming plan." We're starting this petition for the purpose of spreading the word early and determining what level of support we can garner from the community.
- Confirm initiation of traffic study to be conducted by Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure (DTCI)
- Attend stakeholder meeting with DTCI
- Sign official petition required by DTCI (75% of community must sign to proceed)
- Stay engaged in the process
If you'd like to take a more active role in the process---or simply have thoughts you'd like to share---feel free to respond on Facebook and a member of the Preserve at Goose Creek Traffic Improvement Committee (PaGCTIC) will get back to you. (Ok... so that committee and the accompanying acronym are not really a thing... but anyone interested in pushing this through is welcome to participate in any capacity.)