A month or two ago, we told you about the major improvements that were being planned for Bulldog Boulevard. These improvements would dramatically improve safety for a road that is seven times more deadly than average, beautify this ugly street, and, as council member Dave Sewell put it, save lives. However, those improvements may not happen without your voice.
Sadly, many residents intend to keep this street the high-speed, wide-open road is now is. This would maintain the high level of traffic crashesâ€“more than sevenÂ times the state averageâ€“and continue to discourage cycling. These people have already blasted the city council with messaging in opposition of the project. What do they oppose? An increased car travel time of only four seconds in one direction and forty seconds in the other during peak traffic hours. Thatâ€™s a small price to pay for safety.
Because of that opposition, the council is split on the decision to fund the project. Currently, three of the seven council members are opposed to the project and one is still undecided. This is too close to call.
We need your voice!
Tomorrow, the city council will be discussing this project and potentially making a decision on wether it should go through or not. Hereâ€™s what you can do:
- Attend the City Council Work Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19) and voice your support. We estimate the City Council will begin talking about Bulldog Boulevard at 2:20pm.
- Email the City Council to voice your support of the project if you cannot attend. Send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Key talking points in support of the project include safety improvements and city beautification. If you drive a car on that road, please mention how unsafe it feels in a car currently.
Don’t wait!Your inaction could cause this project to fail. Join us in voicing your support today!