Volunteers met for the second time this morning to knock on doors and gather support signatures for the Virginia Avenue plan. The plan will mitigate speeding and traffic volume from 7th Street to 12th Street. Maureen is happy to report that she didn't have enough chairs to seat all the volunteers who showed. Wayne's two-gallon coffee maker helped take the chill off the cold morning.
We once again paired up in teams and hit the roads (pun intended.) We found that neighbors have been following the progress of the Traffic Committee online and in the Dispatch and were eager to support the effort. To most just mentioning the words Virginia and Traffic in the same sentence made them reach for the pen.
People have noticed the new stop signs at Sheridan and 9th, and were excited about the prospects of a “streetscape” on Virginia rather than the humps that were proposed a few years back.
Join us next Saturday if you can:
2534 N 10th Street
We'll spend half an hour over coffee giving you all the information that you will need, then partner you with another experienced volunteer before you hit the streets for an hour. It's been a great experience meeting neighbors while accomplishing a worthwhile and long-lasting improvement on one of our major streets. Spanish speakers are always needed!
Many thanks to Ellen Edwards, Katherine Bertolluci, Jessica Anderson, Dot Hurd, Greg Simmons, Jamie Beatty, Martha Romaine, Diana Righi, Joe Schmidt and Rueben Valencia for your help so far. We are already about halfway through visiting 500 homes. And thank you to those who are online in the northwest quadrant and have meet us at your door ready to sign your support.
See you next Saturday morning.
Traffic Committee Chair