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Property at Hervey and Woodward has a large bush that obstructs view of intersection. Please REMOVE bush
Though I definitely can agree in principle that sight lines are important, this is one of those cases where the solution may be worse than the problem.
If you take bush removal, tree removal, etc., to its logical conclusion, our entire city would look like an I-95 exit ramp and speeds would increase, ironically causing an increase in deaths and injuries.
A better strategy would be to slow down traffic at the intersection. There's already some traffic calming in the area of Woodward, but I think it is a little bit half-hearted in some respects and could be made more effective.
Lower speed, leading to additional reaction time, would dramatically reduce the chance of a collision and also mitigate injuries if one were to occur.
A recent study showed that the chance of pedestrian fatality more than doubles when speeds increase from 20MPH to 25MPH. For this reason, thousands of cities around the world are implementing 20MPH speed zones. New York City is implementing 20MPH is 75 different neighborhoods beginning this year. This type of strategy would have a much bigger impact on health, safety, and promotion of alternative transit than any efforts to improve sight lines.
In this case, we can ideally do both but let's not focus so much on one aspect of safety to the point where we lose sight of the larger problems here.
The bush is only in the way if you need a quick look as you blow the stop sign.
It's on the owners property, not the city's, on the corner set pretty far back on the bank. So we ask the owner cut down bushes to make it easier to speed?
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