Palm Coast, Fl - Excessive Traffic on Fl Pk Dr Endangers Residents' Health/Lives 

What other Palm Coast neighborhood has the City Council assisted with increasing:

     

The City Council wants residents to forget the promises made by City Founders in 1999 to protect existing neighborhoods.

The City Council wants residents to forget the City's commitment made in 2003 to FL PK DR residents to keep traffic out
of the residential neighborhood.   See Bottom of Page 3

Quote: "If you wait long enough those that know the truth will die."   Elderly Deaths on FL PK DR

Quote: "Ignored harm becomes intentional after awareness and failure to correct."  Harm to: Children  - Elderly  - Everyone

City recognized traffic problem in 2003:
1). No controls put in place to reduce or control traffic
2). Added turn lane from Palm Harbor Parkway on to Florida Park Drive (funnel affect - increases traffic)
3). Added turn lane from Palm Coast Parkway on to Florida Park Drive (funnel affect - increases traffic)
4). Allowed FL PK DR to become thoroughfare exchanging traffic between the two parkways
5). Reclassified FL PK DR as a major collector road, allowing commercial truck traffic & addition of diesel fumes
6). Ignored pleas from residents to protect the health of the elderly and the children
7). Ignored scientific reports/warnings of the harm to health from traffic fumes, traffic noise, and traffic dust published by:
    a). World Health Organization (WHO)
    b). Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    c). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    d). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    e). Numerous Universities around the world ( including many U.S. Universities )
8). Ignores damage to residential homes due to the vibrations of large trucks, leaving repair burden on the residents
9). Violates City Policies and Ordinances put in place to protect residents from harm by the City


This City Council wants Palm Coast residents to believe that FL PK DR is not the only street with the problem.

1). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast with 8,600+ cars /per day and 645+ trucks / per day 60 ft from children’s bedrooms where traffic fumes / traffic noise / traffic dust endanger their health / lives.

2). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast that sits between two parkways that the city created turn lanes from those parkways onto so the traffic would have easier access for a 2 mile thoroughfare exchanging traffic between the parkways allowing the traffic fumes / traffic noise / traffic dust to harm residents.

3). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast that the City stated in 2003 the traffic was too heavy and then reclassified it as “major collector road” allowing 8,600+ cars / per day and adding 645+ trucks / per day to harm the health of residents.
See sample of the kind of traffic the City Council believes is acceptable 60 feet from children's bedrooms:
Kind of Traffic

NOTE:  8,600 x 365 = 3,139,000 cars / per year  (60 ft from children’s bedrooms)

   645 x 365 = 235,425 trucks / per year (60 ft from children’s bedrooms)


4). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast that the City violates its own policies and ordinances whereby supporting harm to residents from traffic fumes / traffic noise / traffic dust making it acceptable within the City.   Violations of the City   (See City Items IV and V)

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). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast where the City will support programs for healthy living, fight against cancer, and safety for children and then supports traffic fumes / traffic noise / traffic dust to harm residents health and the volume of traffic to jeopardize safety.

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). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast that has repeatedly asked the City Council to protect the health of residents and the City has ignored warnings published by the CDC, EPA, WHO, and numerous universities around the world.
Harm to the Elderly    
Harm to the Children      Harm to All Residents   

7). FL PK DR is the only residential street in Palm Coast where the City has purposely set out to harm the residents by actively supporting and making possible the increase of the volume and kind of traffic.  

Now residents of FL PK DR are expected to allow another increase in traffic with short-cut traffic using FL PK DR to access Island Walk and later Holland Park. The City Council should be about serving and protecting the people.
NOTE: Holland Park basketball court is just 80 ft from roadway traffic fumes, traffic noise, and traffic dust.
How will this affect the health of the children?


FL PK DR is the only street in Palm Coast that the City actively supports sacrificing resident’s health for City growth.