Request for a "Traffic Study" of Settlers' Landing Sub-Division
Background: Settler’s Landing is a Subdivision approximately 25 years old with 291 single family homes. Settlers’ Landing can be accessed by multiple intersections, two of which are Mine Road and Route 610 on Settlers Way, and Route 610 and Eustace Road on Rocky Way. Settlers’ Landing is an older neighborhood without sidewalks and the roads in Settlers’ Landing are maintained by the State. For some time now, the subdivision of Settlers’ Landing has become a “cut-through” neighborhood for commuters gaining alternate access to other sub-divisions like Hampton Oaks and Park Ridge that back up to ours. In gaining access to the other neighborhoods, commuters are failing to stop at posted stop signs, speeding and littering in the Settlers’ Landing Sub-division. This activity makes for an un-safe situation and diminished quality of life for us and our children. Our children are trying to play and cannot ride their bikes because of the fear of being hit; by a speeding car or someone ignoring a posted stop sign. Residents that are walking their pets, taking their daily exercise, or simply trying to enter or exit their driveway is becoming a hazardous endeavor. We realize that the Police cannot patrol the neighborhood 24/7 and do show up when called, however, this is not enough. We would like to see what options there are to either deter the “cut-through” commuters or force obedience to posted stop signs and speed limits.
We, the undersigned residents and home owners in Settlers Landing, a subdivision of Stafford, Va. do hereby agree to and request that the Stafford County Supervisor consider a “Traffic Study” of our neighborhood.