Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
6XX CHINA ST
Jun 13, 2017 at 5:30 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

DESTRUCTION PROPERTY/PRIVATE PROPERTY
7XX OREGON HILL PKWY
Jun 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

HIT AND RUN
3XX S LAUREL ST
Jun 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

WEAPON LAW VIOLATIONS
9XX CUMBERLAND ST
Jun 11, 2017 at 12:38 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

Option 1 or Option 2 or…

So one thing that happened at the last Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association meeting (2/28) was a presentation on possibilities for new stop signs at intersections for neighborhood traffic.

This sort of thing has been requested multiple times before in regard to speeding and dangerous collisions, but for different reasons has never been acted on.

At the meeting, a City traffic engineer presented two options for stops. The proposed options are for a flipping of the stop signs at the circled intersections to give the east-west streets right of way and have the north-south streets stop. This way, no one direction always has right of way, and would need to stop at roughly every other intersection. This traffic pattern is called basket weaving, and has been used successfully in Maymont. These options are in no way set in stone, and are up for discussion and suggested alternatives. ‘Option 1’ suggests new stop signs at the intersections of Albemarle and S. Laurel, Spring and S. Pine, China and S. Laurel, and Holly and S. Pine. ‘Option 2’ suggests new stop signs at Albemarle and S. Cherry, Albemarle and S. Pine, Spring and S. Laurel, China and S. Pine, and Holly and S. Laurel.

Neighbors are asked to let the neighborhood association know which option they think is best as well as any other input. The plan is to discuss this more at the next OHNA meeting and then get back to the City traffic engineer and Councilperson Agelasto’s office with some thoughts and decisions.