Requests: road safety
1126 Nw 8th St Gainesville, FloridaVery large bus, without a license plate, in addition to normal vehicles continue to park partly on the street causing a safety issue (as well as a blight issue). The bus is too large for the designated parking area, and generally, should not be parked in front of a residential home.
1315 N.E. 7th Terrace Gainesville, Florida
I am not sure if this went through, but now it is not allowing an opportunity to upload a picture.
This request is regarding the streetlight directly across from 1315 NE 7th Terrace. Within the past six month the bulb was replaced and now the light is substantially brighter than all of the other lights on the street and is currently shining brightly in my window every night.
I had contacted the city previously regarding this issue and they indicated the issue was due to a new bulb. However, while I do appreciate the attempt at safety, without a deflector limiting the pole's range to around the street it instead creates a situation where it feels like there is a full moon every night or a flashlight shining directly into my window. Other houses in the immediate vicinity are shielded from the excessively bright light.
Please modify the light so I am able to get quality sleep again.
Thanks for all you do!
8223 Nw 53rd St Gainesville, FloridaLawn is over grown, rarely mowed, and contains trash and makeshift fencing creating potential safety and fire hazard. It appears that owner my not have operating utilities (electricity and/or water.)
Thanks! Thanked!505-515 Ne 5th Ave Gainesville, FL 32601, USAThe homeowners planted 6 or so thrones citrus trees 1ft away from the sidewalk and the thrones branches hang onto the sidewalk posing a serious safety issue. The thorns are at eye level too.
1601 Sw 51 Terrace Gainesville, FloridaCabana beach apts. Overflowing garbage dumpsters. Garbage left outside container. Ongoing problem causing leaking foul hazardous liquids. Management not providing enough garbage removal to ensure safety of tenants. Wildlife and vermin attracted to and going thru garbage.
Gainesville Chamber Of Commerce East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641, United States of America2nd Place should paved from 10th Street to 12th Street. One way and no parking. Because of the safety issue for emergency vehicles, firetrucks and police to pass through.
1208 Sw 1 Ave Gainesville, FL 32601, USAIllegal street parking continues to happen. Blocking driveways, bottlecking an already narrow street. This is an access, visibility, and safety issue. This can be solved 3 ways. Aggressively ticket 24/7. Repeat offenders (x3) should be additionally fined then parking decal revoked. Stop selling more decals than spaces.
2491 Birnam Woods Way Gainesville, Florida
Back in June I reported a continuing problem of vehicles speeding on 24th Blvd in the Cherry Tree/Forest of the Unicorn/The Lakes area. It is particularly bad between Alpine Drive and 45th Ave.The problem was reported to GPD who said they had addressed it and would be monitoring the situation. I've seen NO such evidence that they are attempting to monitor the speeders on this street. Here was their reply:
Per GPD, they last addressed this issue 01-26-2017. We deployed the Stealth stat and Speed trailer. The posted speed limit on NW 24th BLVD is 35MPH. Per the speeds recorded by the Stealth Stat, we learned the average speed travelled on the roadway during 01-23-2017/01-27-2017 was 37MPH. It should be noted; however, that it did record a speed of 97MPH. The Traffic Safety Team and zone officers will continue to monitor traffic in this area."
I seriously DOUBT the average speed is 37 mph!!! After the first day of the speeding device being deployed, logically, most people will drive slower. But there should be GRAVE concerns that even one vehicle was clocked at 97 mph!!! The posted speed is 35, most people are going at least 45 to 50.
There has been an accident (see attached photo) with a vehicle running off the road and catching on fire at the intersection of 24th Blvd and 45th Ave since I reported this problem. I have personally seen 3 vehicles passing on the double yellow line on this street with oncoming traffic since I first reported this problem.
School will be starting again soon and there will be children and parents walking in the sidewalks daily. Eventually there is going to be a horrible accident because of the way people are driving on this street. This IS a problem. This street needs, at least, speed bumps put in on the stretch between Alpine Drive and the school zone speed light just beyond Birnam Woods Way.
I am imploring GPD to take this problem seriously...PLEASE!