Petition for Pedestrian Crosswalks on Melrose
The Melrose Arts District BID is currently working with the Mayor’s Office and Councilmember Koretz’s Office to have “HAWK crosswalks” (which utilize pedestrian-activated signal lights to stop vehicular traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely) installed at N. Orange Drive & Melrose Avenue and N. Stanley Avenue & Melrose Avenue, near Starbucks.
Technical approval from traffic engineering has been received but the projects are currently unfunded and competing for funding with a long list of other projects. We understand that adjacent neighbors share the BID’s concern to slow traffic and make Melrose safer, so we are requesting your support in urging the city to make these projects an immediate priority and fund them in 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.
Reasons to support crosswalk installation in the coming year include the following:
- Allows safe access to both sides of the extremely busy Melrose Avenue;
- Promotes the return of businesses from the COVID-19 shut down and civil unrest by making it easier for visitors to traverse Melrose, thereby stimulating commerce;
- Encourages neighborhood connections to the adjacent commercial uses;
- Enhances pedestrian safety thereby contributing to the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” Program goal to end all traffic deaths.
Please sign the petition below to express your support.