An online petition created by Asheville resident Danny Peck and signed by several others is calling for four new crosswalks along Charlotte Street and Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. The petition, hosted on change.org, identifies three areas along Charlotte Street and one located on Biltmore Avenue where there are currently no pedestrian crosswalks across the busy thoroughfares.
“With all the increasing traffic and residents in this town, many of our streets are becoming more and more dangerous to pedestrians,” say the organizers of the Charlotte Street / Biltmore Ave Crosswalk Initiative on it’s website. “One of the best examples of this is Charlotte Street and Biltmore Avenue, particularly at the point where they intersect.”
The group cites the locations of several bus stops along these routes, which they say currently lack access for pedestrians on the opposite side of the street. Peck is encouraging residents to sign the online petition, which requests that the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Public Works Department work towards installing crosswalks at identified locations.
Peck will join 103.3 Asheville FM‘s 7 p.m. New Hour to discuss the initiative further on Thursday, October 1, according to a post on the petition’s website.
For more information on the Charlotte St / Biltmore Ave Crosswalk Initiative or to sign the petition to add four crosswalks at intersections along Charlotte Street and Biltmore Avenue, visit dannypeck.org or change.org.