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To the Mayor and City Council of Brevard, NC

We, the undersigned citizens of Brevard, NC, say a resounding "No!" to the proposed West Loop Corridor due to the irreversible negative impacts it would have on our city and our communities.

The proposed project would destroy historic properties, take private residences, impact the environment, devalue properties and endanger vulnerable populations by diverting almost 10,000 cars and trucks through quiet residential neighborhoods and past the Brevard Middle School and the Brevard Rescue Squad. The proposed project funding would have the North Carolina Department of Transportation pay for the land, the construction and the maintenance of the Corridor - essentially creating a new state highway where none exists and ceding local jurisdiction to the State.

While we say "No!" to the West Loop Corridor, we say "Yes!" to exploring low cost, environmentally sound and practical solutions such as first building the 'east bypass' and analyzing the effects; exploring additional one-way streets in the downtown area; and a robust bus system that actually removes vehicles from the road instead of diverting them and makes mobility easier and safer for seniors and students.

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