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View Poll Results: Whose responsibility is roadway safety in front of a U.S. Post Office?
State and Local officials 2 40.00%
Drivers 4 80.00%
Pedestrians 1 20.00%
U.S. Post Office 1 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2006, 01:59 PM
 
Location: bowmansville
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I live in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, Brecknock Township for the past thirty years, one of the fastest growing villages in Pennsylvania. Problem is, traffic is out of hand and no one will stop the speeding and noise. It's gotten so I can't back out of my driveway on Maple Grove Road East without someone exceeding the speed limit so they can slam on the brakes while I hurry to get out of the way. I have made many phone calls and written many letters to local and state officials, non of whom will do anything. I have requested a four-way-stop be installed at the intersection in front of the adjacent U.S. Post Office, which would also benefit pedestrians who also have to hurry out of the way of speeding traffic. Safety is apparently not an issue with roadway officials here. I have witnessed young mothers with baby carraiges running across the street lest some speeder runs them down. I have requested a painted pedestrian crosswalk and officials replied there is no sidewalk on the other side of the road to paint the lines to. What a lame excuse not to protect pedestrians! Wherever the pedestrian is walking is where the lines should go! On the side of the street, of course! Quarry trucks drive over the manhole cover many times a day making unnecessary noise, and if a four-way-stop were installed this would cease; for a lower speed creates less noise. Maple Grove Road East is within village limits and should not be allowed to be used as a drag strip and wheelie popping thoroughfare by motorcyclists as officials are allowing it to presently be. Someone is going to be injured or worse as more homes are presently being built in the village and traffic will continue to become heavier. i welcome anyone who can help change the unsafe traffic conditions here to join in my quest for safer roadways in Bowmansville, especially in front of the U.S. Post Office.
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