Make Sparkill NY Orangeburg Road and Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail Pedestrian SAFE NOW!
We, the public, who use the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail, bus riders and pedestrians crossing Orangeburg Road in Sparkill NY, urgently request and demand that the NYS Department of Transportation address the unsafe conditions at the intersection in Sparkill of the 4 roads and Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail: Orangeburg Road, Main Street, Highland Avenue and South Piermont Avenue. This Intersection is the exact location that the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail continues North and South and requires users of this trail, whether on bike, running, or walking to cross Orangeburg Road while monitoring traffic from Orangeburg Road, Main Street, Highland Avenue and South Piermont Avenue all at the same time. It is impossible to see the driver traffic lights to see if the light is red, yellow or green and there is no pedestrian crossing light, crosswalk button or any way for pedestrians walking on the sidewalks or using the Rail Trail to know when it is safe to cross or have the lights change in favor of safe crossing. We the people who have signed this petition are requesting and demanding that there be immediate action taken by the NYS Department of Transportation and any other involved authority, to install pedestrian crossing safety measures, such as but not limited to, a pedestrian crosswalk light with walk and don’t walk sign and a button to request the ability to cross the road at the north and south entry of the trail AND on the street sidewalk (east part of Main Street and North part of Orangeburg Road and Main Street). The Rail Trail is an essential part of the communities quality of life and health. Being a pedestrian in our community whether getting on or off the bus safely at this intersection or crossing streets safely is also important to this community.