Traffic Control Petition

Traffic is one of the most common topics council hears about.  To help me and the City of Shaker Heights better understand traffic hot spots I created this petitionin 2016. It's back this summer by popular demand.  Please "sign" with your name and address.  This will help us understand which areas are most impacted.  In 2016, the results were presented to the safety and Public Works Committee.  Police Chief DeMuth and his team reviewed the list line-by-line and made some changes.  Once again this year we will share results with the same committee and ask for feedbck from the Police Department.

Also, if you'd like, please add any comments you think will be helpful to understanding the situation in your neighborhood (for example, you may be concerned about an area other than the street you live on).  I can't promise a "silver bullet" solution but will do my best to champion the cause.  Thank you for participating! - Councilman Tres Roeder

Who's signing

Jenny Steadman
Elan Yaniv
Jessie Manning
Jessica Powell
Sarah Nicol
Wendy Kellon
Elizabeth Bailey
Kerry Wray
Theresa Pretlow
Heather Larson
Sara Schiavoni
Don Czapski
Kathleen Dean
179 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jenny Steadman
    signed via 2016-08-20 22:39:36 -0400
  • Elan Yaniv
    signed 2016-08-20 22:32:03 -0400
    Several people are calling for speed bumps, but I don’t believe that is the best solution. The better solution would be to encourage people to use main streets (Van Aken and Shaker) instead of the side streets. The traffic lights on Van Aken and Shaker are timed poorly. As it is now it seems that when using Van Aken and Shaker you can’t get anywhere but the next red light. It is faster to avoid those boulevards by cutting across our side streets. If the lights were retimed so that Van Aken and Shaker Boulevard were the fastest way to cross Shaker Heights, then people would have no reason to cut through the neighborhood roads.
  • Jessie Manning
    signed via 2016-08-20 22:03:36 -0400
  • Jessica Powell
    signed via 2016-08-20 21:30:06 -0400
  • Sarah Nicol
    signed via 2016-08-20 21:09:54 -0400
    Sarah Nicol
  • Wendy Kellon
    signed via 2016-08-20 21:01:45 -0400
  • Elizabeth Bailey
    signed via 2016-08-20 20:11:32 -0400
  • Kerry Wray
    signed 2016-08-20 20:04:51 -0400
    Thank you Tres! We would like to see speed bumps or a similar strategy on Warrington Road between Southington and Onaway. It is a cut-through between Shaker Blvd. and Lee Rd. It is a street with many children walking to Onaway Elementary, Woodbury and the High School. Thank you.
  • Theresa Pretlow
    signed via 2016-08-20 20:01:32 -0400
  • Heather Larson
    signed 2016-08-20 18:10:23 -0400
  • Sara Schiavoni
    signed 2016-08-20 16:14:59 -0400
    Unfortunately, drivers regularly use Morley as a cut through to avoid the lights at Shaker/Warrensville and South Woodland/Warrensville. At one end of our block is Hanna Perkins, which regularly attracts kids on bikes and walking, and makes the cars racing through the neighborhood even more dangerous. To put it in perspective, on a number of occasions I’ve slowed down to turn into my driveway (with my left turn signal on) only to have impatient drivers pass me on the left!! It’s been especially terrible this year with all the road work on Lee and Chagrin— South Woodland is treacherous!!!
  • Don Czapski
    signed 2016-08-20 15:06:16 -0400
    Please help to eliminate the speeding on Lynton Road.
  • Kathleen Dean
    signed 2016-08-20 14:00:25 -0400
    Eaton Road is home to about two dozen children. We experience drivers – both car and commercial traffic every day as they cut through from South Woodland to Shaker Blvd. where the speed limits are 10mph higher. Also, many of these drivers fail to yield to pedestrians as if it were not a residential street, and others fail to stop at the 4-way intersection with Oxford and Claremont. Thank you for your work to find solutions.

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