Make 14th Street between Main & Dock Streets safer for pedestrians
1398 S 14th St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
Posted 39 months ago
Despite the slow posted speed limit on 14th Street in the blocks between Main and Dock Streets, vehicles of all types (cars, buses, emergency vehicles, etc.) race through, with drivers so determined to make it through the series of traffic lights that the speed limit is exceeded all day long. At our location on the corner of 14th and Cary, we witness weekly accidents, and we caution our customers to be VERY alert when crossing the street.
I propose taking up the top layer of asphalt to reveal the old cobblestones underneath, so the road is like Cary Street from 10th or so on down to the Bottom. The effect would be to slow traffic witout having to install speed bumps. It also would improve the historic shopping district feel of the area, encouraging more pedestrians to meander along the sidewalks on 14th.