Safety complaints from 939 the Eagle listeners about the Columbia’s busy Paris road and Vandiver intersection have helped lead the city to plan a roadway safety audit on Route B from Oakland Church road to the Business Loop.
Several listeners have called for the city to eliminate the flashing left turn light at Paris and Vandiver, following this month’s death of motorcyclist Mark Lamont.
The city wants Route B travelers to fill out a survey on how often you travel along Route B and what your top safety concerns are. They want to hear from drivers, passengers, walkers, bicyclists, transit users and commercial drivers. You can find the survey here.
Residents without internet access to find the survey at four Paris road locations: D&H drugstore, Breaktime, Dollar General and Steve O’s.
Columbia resident Scott Elam and several other 939 the Eagle listeners describe Paris and Vandiver as very dangerous. Mr. Elam has called on transportation officials to do away with the flashing left turn light.
The city is also planning a community stakeholder meeting for next Tuesday (July 19) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at United community cathedral on Towne drive.