To the editor:
My wife and I have lived and owned in Brookhaven for almost 19 years in the Dresden Drive and Peachtree Road area. The morning and evening rush-hour traffic in this area has gone from bad to horrific in the last several years, especially in the evening heading south on Peachtree and turning east onto Dresden Drive… and no one seems to care.
I have mentioned this to our city of Brookhaven representative several times to see if the city can look into a solution or two.
The initial reply was that I was the first to say anything about this issue (which I find hard to believe), and then subsequently suggest that I attend city planning meetings to learn more about how the city traffic department works.
I have an idea on how the city deals with traffic issues, as I was the first to submit a petition back on May 1, 2013, to the city to do a traffic study on my short, but very busy, cut-through street. The traffic study finally took place in January of this year (I was told that the city didn’t have the funds in 2013), and now, 11 months later, we may get the results of the study and perhaps recommendations some time soon.
A year for this lack of results reminds me of how DeKalb County would have probably treated our request, but not our new and improved city of Brookhaven. I think most Brookhaven residents would like to see the city and its leadership take an interest in traffic and the related quality of life issues, as Sandy Springs and Dunwoody do with their police directing traffic in high-traffic areas every week day.
Or am I just the only one who sits in this traffic not talking on the phone, checking email, Facebook or Twitter and paying attention?