Taking Back our Streets

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Published on December 5, 2019 -
The group Take Back our Streets is working to keep a busy street in

Taking Back our Streets

Cont cov continuing coverage to a city proposal we've been folllowing that would shrink a highly traveled road in rochester from four to three lanes.

Talks of the potential change has community members taking action.

They've formed a group called (take back our streets rochester( and continue to demand that city leaders consider how the change would impact the community.

Live kimt news three's madelyne watkins joins us live to tell us what's next in this back and forth between the group and city leaders.

Madelyne./// yeah arielle... this road behind me á elton hills drive á sees a lot of traffic every day.

So you could imagine converging lanes, would cause even more congestion.

And that's why residents here are so upset.

This has been in the talks from city council and citizens for a few months now.

The city wants this change for more safety, better speed control and to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

But residents are saying along with more traffic, this could also cause a delay with emergency responders.

The organzation á take back our streets á started the initiative to do just that... help keep elton hills drive how it is now.

This conversion would personally impact homeowner, craig ugland.

He's lived on elton hills drive for almost his entire life.

Ugland says the community is very involved with this "we've had two community meetings that were very well attended.

Our last one we had well over 125 people, including four council members and the mayor."

On december 9th, city staff is having a community input meeting at hoover where everyone is encouraged to attend.

The city engineers will then take the information and come up with proposal to present to city council on the 16th.

Live in rochester.

Madelyne watkins kimt thank you madelyne.

And take back our streets rochester created a change dot org petition where you can show your support to keep the road the road the way it is instead of taking away one of the existing traffic lanes./// impeachment

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