STOP a Fatal Accident on Silver Pointe Road and on Oakwood Park Road in the Silver Oaks Subdivision
We, the undersigned residents of the Silver Oaks Subdivision, call on Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Commissioner Paul Elizondo in Precinct 2 to:
- Install a 4-way stop and place a crosswalk at the intersection of Silver Pointe and Silver Orchard where our community playground is located.
- Install a 4-way stop at the intersection of Silver Pointe and Stone Chase.
- Install a 3-way stop and place a crosswalk at the intersection of Oakwood Park and Raw Silver.
- Require that developers in Stillwater Ranch immediately extend and connect Silver Pointe road to Galm road with a well thought out plan about the high potential of speeding cars who will disregard public safety.
We, the tax paying residents of Bexar County, are frustrated with the increased traffic going down Silver Pointe, down Oakwood Park, and the lack of drivers obeying the 30 mph speed limit especially since these drivers disregard the public safety of:
- Children crossing over to and/or playing in the park at this intersection.
- Children crossing over Silver Pointe at Stone Chase to walk to Franklin Elementary because school bus transportation is not provided.
- Children crossing over Oakwood Park at Raw Silver to get to Franklin Elementary School. There's a yellow School Children Crossing sign with no crosswalk or stop signs to help the kids crossover.
- Children in middle and high schools waiting at the corners of Silver Pointe for their school bus.
As Silver Oaks and Stillwater Ranch communities continue to grow, we feel that this issue will worsen and would like to avoid the need for a death of a pedestrian to occur before the Commissioners Office and Bexar County Public Works (BCPW) Department take immediate action.
The signers of this petition ask that you please address this issue and inform our community quickly about what immediate actions can take place to resolve our growing concerns.
We thank you for your time taken in reading our letter of protest and wish we did not have to take our concern to this level but our calls were not answered or returned by Commissioner Elizondo’s office.
Please feel free to contact the Bexar County Sheriff's Department to identify how many and what type of speeding tickets were issued the first quarter of 2015 due to our request that they patrol Silver Pointe road in the mornings.
We also invite you to drive at 7:30am from FM1560 through the neighborhood to get to Franklin Elementary to confirm our concerns.
There was very poor planning by the developers when Stillwater Ranch was connected to Silver Pointe and when Franklin Elementary was constructed.
Concerned Bexar County residents/voters/parents/tax payers,
Silver Oaks Community (Precinct 2)