Safe crosswalks for all kids and adults at the intersection of Center St and Edwards/Old Village Drive
The intersection of Center St and Edwards/Old Village Dr sees a lot of foot and bike traffic. Many neighborhood kids in OLV, Salt Grass, and beyond cross these roads in the morning and afternoon on their way to MPA or Moultrie Middle School. Throughout the day and evening, residents walk with dogs, children in strollers, or other adults across these roads.
We see more and more traffic using Center St to cut through OV. That is fine if they would only slow down and look out for the children in particular. Many of us have watched cars speed by and fail to yield to pedestrians and bike riders waiting on the side of the road. There is a yield sign at both sides of Center St but it doesn't seem to faze most drivers.
Too many children ride their bikes the wrong way out of the Old Village Drive because the crosswalk is only accessible from one side. It's time to add one to the other side to prevent unnecessary accidents.
I propose we ask the Town of Mount Pleasant to add in a clearly defined crosswalk on three sides of the intersection as indicated in the diagram. This will act as a secondary alert to drivers from all directions to yield to pedestrians.
Please sign this petition to show your support. I would like to present this at the Town of Mount Pleasant Transportation Committee meeting on Monday September 30th.
Any additional questions can be emailed to me, an Old Village Landing resident, at email@example.com. Thank you!