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The 7900 block of Walker has always been problematic with high speed traffic over the years and it's getting worse. I really think something needs to be done before someone is killed.. Kids have been hit by cars, almost everyone on this block has had everything from mirrors knocked off, to major damage to their car from being sideswiped. Of course it's always a hit and run no less. I really would like to see something done for the safety of the people in this area including my self living on this block for 45 years now.
So the problem... Walker Street from Sheffield going north there is not one stop sign all the way down to Decatur Street. Walker street is a very wide street from that distance. So vehicles come flying down Walker Street at a high rate of speed (because it's nice and wide with no stop signs) and then slow down or pause for the stop sign at Walker street and Decatur street. Then they speed back up from Decatur street north towards Rhawn street. Since Walker is a narrow street going north from Decatur towards Rhawn, these drivers go even faster down the block loosing control and hitting parked cars because the street is not as wide.
My solution from living here so long is this...
A) install a stop sign on Walker street at Hartel ave to slow the cars down some before they get to Walker and Decatur streets.
B) install a stop sign at Walker and Frost streets. So they only travel one small block and have to stop again before Rhawn street.
A and B together would also work great.
C) install a speed hump somewhere between Decatur and Frost Street on Walker street slowing the cars down going along the 7900 block of Walker Street. I've seen this work great in other neighborhoods. Personally I would love to see all three of these things done to end all the issues with the fast drivers.
I'm outside daily to maintain around my home keeping the streets clean and picking up the trash that blows around. I'm almost hit every time by some speeding motorist when I'm out there.
So could someone PLEASE PLEASE come out and look into this and you'll find it's a bad situation almost any time of day. This has been an on going problem for many years and it's getting worse that's why I figured it's time to reach out to the folks of the city via this forum as this site has worked great for me since it came on line and I've had great success and action with seeclickfix .
I've spoken with most of the people who live on this block and they all agree this issue needs to be looked into and resolved. I've had 4 cars heavily damaged and lost several mirrors over the years personally. I installed camera's around my home but they can't really make out the plate number when someone's car is damaged on the block. Please help us! Thank you!
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6657 Vandike St Philadelphia, PA
Numerous complaints made about this address. Loud residents/drug use daily (neighbors report use of meth/crack). Residents reported this is where the vandals who damaged nearby cars live. These people living here are a menace to the neighborhood.
4732 Knorr St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Weekends near these people consists of them blasting music in the afternoons. They must think they are the only people who live on the block. More ignorant people in the area.
4728 Knorr Street Philadelphia, PA
Different month, same situation. I was walking my dog about 6:30 this morning 1/18/13 when I seen one of the drug house occupants leave the drug house and enter a small white mid 90's 4dr car HTP4252 it had a spoiler attached to the trunk. driven by a lgt skinned hispanic 25-30 yrs old on the corner of Vandike & Knorr steets. They drove one block to Longshore the car pulled over for a few seconds and the drug house occupant exited the car. He dropped approx. 5 packets of drugs on the ground scurried to pick them up and walked back to the primary residence. This house has been quiet for a while but transactions are quickly re-arising. This house is experiencing heavy amounts of traffic throughout the day and night.
6025 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia, PA
There is a white powdery substance covering the cars on the block. It is up to 3" deep in the alleyways on the block as it has been blowing around since Saturday. The Mexican worker told me it was insulation but he didn't know what kind. Help!