Requests: road safety
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!
2834 Nw 31st Terrace Gainesville FloridaThe yard of the house in question is obnoxiously overgrown. The bushes are coming out past the curb into the road and the yard overall is just a mess. This has become a safety issue for me and anyone who uses my driveway, you cannot see cars coming down the road due to the overgrown bushes and trees. I called last week about this and a couple of years ago I filed a complaint. Public works came out and trimmed it back. Since then there are new owners of the home but they have done nothing to maintain their yard. They need to be given a notice and something needs to be done immediately with this mess.
This yard is completely unacceptable.
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N. Main St. In Front Of Aarons Furniture Gainesville, FloridaThere seems to be an ongoing problem (years) with the water meter cover at this location. Front parking lot at Aaron's Furniture. I think cars hit it at a certain angle and it pops off. Definitely a trip/safety hazard. Thanks.
3643 Sw 20th Ave Gainesville, FloridaVermin infestation inside the building. Property manager said he came in to bomb my apartment, problem seems to be coming from other apartments seeping through the floors into my home. Holes in the roofs where leaking continues and the holes have now made homes for stray raccoons that approach you in the parking lot. Told property manager about this and he "cut down a tree" so they wouldn't enter the hole but failed to shut the hole so they couldn't get in. No lights outside of apartment which is a HUGE safety hazard especially for tenants that are females that come home or leave home in the dark. I work out at 6am and have to use a flashlight to get from my apartment door to my car. Management does not seem to care about Tenanfs safety. Living conditions are disgusting
1515 Ne 14 Street Gainesville, FloridaFor many months now a very old, broken down vehicle with no tag, busted hood, busted window, and deflated tires has been dumped in the front yard of a residence in the neighborhood where I am trying to sell my home. The abandoned car at the front of the property presents a visual nuisance and diminishes the appearance of neighborhood safety, which affects my property value.
419 Northeast 19th Drive Gainesville, FLPosted speed limit is 5mph but drivers travel too fast. Several times in the last few weeks the homeowners fence has been driven into by speeders. This is an elderly homeowner who cannot afford to replace his white picket fence every few weeks. Can speed bumps be added to the road?
100-116 Northwest 18th Street Gainesville, FloridaThis section of street has had barriers moved which prevents waste haulers from accessing the site and creates dangerous driving conditions for residents and pedestrians. The road repair has been completed and the street access needs to be restored.
Sw 2nd Ave. Just West Of S. Main St. Gainesville, FloridaTrash in bike lane morning of Jan. 6. It may have been removed from receptacle placed at curb overnight (by Main. St. business with 2nd Ave. access). It is a mess and may be a safety hazard for bicyclists