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SEN-12-18 A Bill to Recommend the Addition of Crosswalks to Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place

BILL#:  SEN-12-18

 

TITLE:  A Bill to Recommend the Addition of Crosswalks to Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place

 

SPONSOR: Justin Cross, Off-Campus Senator

(jcross19@vols.utk.edu)

DATE:  14 October 2018

 

A Bill to Recommend the Addition of Crosswalks to

Melrose Avenue & Melrose Place for Student Safety

 

Whereas, hundreds of students walk up and down the hill on Melrose Avenue daily to Cumberland Avenue, the Howard Baker Center, Massey Hall, Clement Hall, Hodges Library, and Hess Hall,

 

Whereas, completion of Strong Hall will likely add foot traffic to this area,

 

Whereas, cars often veer into pedestrians’ way as they cross the road at the stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue (in front of Hess Hall),

 

Whereas, cars often veer into pedestrians’ way as they cross the road at the stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Place (in front of the Tyson House),

 

Whereas, confusion is currently common among pedestrians due to the absence of crosswalks and traffic instruction,

 

Whereas, there is currently no crosswalk at the stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue (in front of Hess Hall),

 

Whereas, there is currently no crosswalk at the stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Place (in front of the Tyson House),

 

Whereas, there is currently no crosswalk at the stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Lake Avenue (between the Kappa Sigma House and the Golden Roast),

 

Be it hereby resolved that we, the Undergraduate Student Senate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, recommend the addition and installation of three crosswalks at the following locations:

 

  1. The stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue (in front of Hess Hall).
  2. The stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Place (in front of the Tyson House).
  3. The stop-sign-intersection of Melrose Place and Lake Avenue (between the Kappa Sigma House and the Golden Roast).