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traci burdick
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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2006-09-11 08:37:33

I'm a resident of the Shea street area. With more housing in this area there are more children walking to area schools and bus stops. With no side walks these children have to walk in the street with the traffic. During the day many people, of all ages, walk Shea street. Please keep this street safe FOR EVERYONE! Posted speed limits are 30mph. PLEASE repect the law and our children. I know Shea street is not the only area with this problem. The children walking Rollstone Rd have to share the side walks with the cars that park on them. What ever happen to "the children are the future"? PLEASE keep them safe so they can be our future!

Robin Wead
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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2006-09-11 11:01:43



On 2006-09-11 08:37:33, traci burdick said:

I'm a resident of the Shea street area. With more housing in this area there are more children walking to area schools and bus stops. With no side walks these children have to walk in the street with the traffic. During the day many people, of all ages, walk Shea street. Please keep this street safe FOR EVERYONE! Posted speed limits are 30mph. PLEASE repect the law and our children. I know Shea street is not the only area with this problem. The children walking Rollstone Rd have to share the side walks with the cars that park on them. What ever happen to "the children are the future"? PLEASE keep them safe so they can be our future!

5 years ago,and elderly man was hit by a car right in front of my house on Shea street and nothing on Shea street changed. I can not allow my children to play in their own front yard,as last year a car went off the road right into my front yard. With the reopening of the 5th Mass bridge as well as the development of new condos on franklin road,Shea street has become literally a freeway with speeds at times in excess of 50 miles per hour.(cars go so fast,you cant get the model and make,never mind a plate) The bulk of the residents on Shea street and surrounding streets are elderly,children,and pets.Will it take another pedestrian accident to get some sidewalks here?

Robin Wead
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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2006-09-11 11:50:28



On 2006-09-11 11:01:43, Robin Wead said:



On 2006-09-11 08:37:33, traci burdick said:

I'm a resident of the Shea street area. With more housing in this area there are more children walking to area schools and bus stops. With no side walks these children have to walk in the street with the traffic. During the day many people, of all ages, walk Shea street. Please keep this street safe FOR EVERYONE! Posted speed limits are 30mph. PLEASE repect the law and our children. I know Shea street is not the only area with this problem. The children walking Rollstone Rd have to share the side walks with the cars that park on them. What ever happen to "the children are the future"? PLEASE keep them safe so they can be our future!

5 years ago,and elderly man was hit by a car right in front of my house on Shea street and nothing on Shea street changed. I can not allow my children to play in their own front yard,as last year a car went off the road right into my front yard. With the reopening of the 5th Mass bridge as well as the development of new condos on franklin road,Shea street has become literally a freeway with speeds at times in excess of 50 miles per hour.(cars go so fast,you cant get the model and make,never mind a plate) The bulk of the residents on Shea street and surrounding streets are elderly,children,and pets.Will it take another pedestrian accident to get some sidewalks here?

As a new resident to Fitchburg I was shocked at the number of cars I see speeding down Shea Street. Not that I can clock them but they seem to be going at least 15-20 miles over the posted speed limit. From my front window I can see АDULTs out for their walk and children walking to school or to/from their bus stops. Because there are no sidewalks they have to walk in the street. This is just not acceptable to me. If this was a small rural road I could see not having a sidewalk but at the speed cars are going and the sheer volume of traffic on this road ANOTHER accident is bound to happen. What if someone dies this time. Is it going to take someone dying in an accident for the city to step forward and put a sidewalk in? I'd love to hear from others on this topic! Maybe we can draw up a petition and bring it down to city hall?

sonia
Lynn, Massachusetts
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2006-10-30 22:01:51

Draw up that petition and take it to city hall, a.s.a.p.
Make a difference!

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