Abner Clay Park, a city park with a playground, is located at Clay and Brook Rd, a complex interaction with a Four-Way stop sign. Blooming Child Petite Academy, a daycare facility, is located at 300 W. Clay St. Because of these two facilities, there are often small children near the street, crossing Brook Rd., and playing in the park. Twice last week, I was almost hit with my 20 month old son crossing Clay or Brook by cars driving above the speed limit or driving through one of the stop signs without coming to a complete stop. Please consider adding a "Children Playing" sign to alert drivers to the presence of the city park and daycare center.
The intersection of N Adams at Brook, just off of Broad St is in dire need of a pedestrian crossing area. As new businesses in the area flourish, attracting more and more walking shoppers, this intersection will either be a dangerous reminder of our past or a emblem of new growth in Jackson Ward.
No crosswalks - this is a busy intersection that already has traffic problems (people running stop signs). We have a daycare, playground, restaurant, and multiple families with small children. Please address.
The Abner Clay Park playground requires further signage and observation in regards to tobacco and alcohol use. I work at the daycare across the street and we go out daily to clean the playground of trash. We regularly find tobacco and alcohol related trash, as well as other debris. On rare occasions, we have found used condoms, full packs of cigarettes, broken bottles, and devices used to smoke marijuana. The attached picture is just of alcohol and tobacco related trash found today, 11/0/14. A large amount of other trash was found, as well. The current sign says no glass and no trash.