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Opinion: Yorktown Needs to Add a Stoplight

Opinion: Yorktown Needs to Add a Stoplight

Let me preface this article by saying that I am not sure how plausible it is for Robert Morris to add a stoplight. I figure that a project like that lies out of their jurisdiction, but it is still an important issue to address.

Getting in and out of Yorktown is a tall task. Being at the top of a hill makes turning into and out of the lot extremely difficult. This difficultly is boosted by the fact that Yorktown sits on a pretty busy road. It takes way too much time to leave the Yorktown lot, and on rare occasions, get into the lot. I propose that a stop light be added to increase safety and speed of entering and exiting the lot.

To highlight each point I will give you personal anecdotes of each of the problems faced.

First with safety, it is hard to see cars coming over the hill. Making a left while having a lot of cars coming means you have to be quick. We all know people do not have patience and cars speed in front of the lot or out of the lot causing quick breaking or avoiding to stay away from other cars. Turning into Yorktown can be challenging too, especially turning left. Again because of the amount of cars, and people trying to leave Yorktown there are a lot of factors to getting back to Yorktown. I personally have been hit trying to turn into Yorktown because people behind me got mad I was stopped in the road trying to turn into the lot.

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Second, going onto timeliness, it sometimes can take absurd amount of time getting out of the lot. I have personally waited almost seven minutes to leave the lot. This should not be happening. I have been late for important things before because of the time I have to sit and wait for cars to pass.

If a stoplight could be added it would solve both these problems almost instantly.

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Finn Lyons, Head Arts and Entertainment Editor
Finn is a junior News and Sports Communication major from Buffalo Ny. He is the Head Editor for A&E, and a reporter for CSN and can be found on RMU Tv and RMU Radio.