WPCNR’S THE LETTER TICKER. JUNE 19, 2015:
Dear Mayor and Common Council:
In today’s (Friday) Journal News there’s an article about Traffic volume being up in recent months. . .and we have to say that we have noticed a lot more Traffic on our local streets in White Plains in recent weeks. . .before even considering all of FASNY’s planned cars and buses.
Here’s the link for the complete Journal News article:
What caught our attention was the Journal News Reporter is suggesting how to avoid the Hutchinson Parkway backups by cutting thru local White Plains streets. . .including adding Traffic going past FASNY’s planned North Street Entrance. . .and then turning on Ridgeway, the “Collector Street” FASNY’s plans were trying to avoid. . .and eventually turning onto Old Mamaroneck Avenue.
Here’s the Reporter’s Traffic recommendation that impacts the Southeast neighborhoods of White Plains:
“Southbound Hutchinson Parkway is notorious for heavy traffic delays. To avoid parkway traffic, try this local route: From Westchester Avenue, turn west onto Bryant Avenue; south on North Street; southwest on Ridgeway; south on Old Mamaroneck Avenue, which turns into Secor Road; southwest on Heathcote Bypass, which turns into Weaver Street; south on Stratton Road; south on Pinebrook Boulevard; and then merge onto southbound lanes of the Hutchinson Parkway.”
Residents like ourselves have been trying for 5 years to alert the Common Council to our concerns about the volume of FASNY Traffic and the likelihood of cut-thru problems for local WP neighborhood streets without sidewalks. Now we have the Journal News recommending more Traffic for these same local streets.
We didn’t get a chance to review the new Agenda Packet for your June 29th FASNY Meeting. . .however in the prior SEQR Submissions and in the detailed Site Plans. . .neither FASNY nor the City Staff distinguished themselves by anticipating correctly where FASNY’s planned Traffic will flow. . .or by identifying “solutions” to eliminate FASNY’s Traffic problems.
So we look forward to your June 29th Meeting for the Common Council’s own “solutions” on FASNY’s Traffic increases. . .as well as your “solutions” on all the other FASNY adverse events and negatives we previously communicated to you.
Thanks in advance for correcting FASNY’s plans,
Your Truth Police, Team Rhodes
Marie and Ron Rhodes