The other day Kaz came home reporting she was almost rear ended turning into Oracle's Sun Life Health Clinic. A hard charging pickup nearly put her in the emergency room or mortuary. Thankfully she pulled off American Avenue just in time to avert disaster.
In recent months at least two wrecks happened near where American Avenue joins Evergreen. And we can look forward to more if changes aren't made because traffic is increasing along with business activity; not to mention pedestrian walkabouts and bicycling.
Local architect Jeffrey Zucker led a discussion of safety and revitalization of Oracle's main street after the regular lunch at the Oracle Community Center. Notes from the meeting included the several focus areas of interest: Reduced speed limits; Bike lanes and pedestrian paths; Crosswalks; Intersection improvements; Signage; Appearance.
The follow up is planned for May 16, 5:30 at the OCC.
Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.