JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Washington Heights space alongside Ken Knight Drive is just too darkish at evening and desires extra lighting, in accordance with residents and supply drivers.
They instructed News4Jax that when daylight transitions to dusk, visibility turns into a security concern.
“I come out each evening and I stroll my canine,” stated resident Alice Hartsfield. “To stroll backwards and forwards, you don’t know if you happen to’re going to get hit by a automotive or in the event that they even see you in any respect.”
“I drive previous my home on a regular basis as a result of I can’t see,” stated one resident who didn’t want to be named. “It’s that darkish.”
There are LED road lights current, however the mild they provide off doesn’t mild up the neighborhood.
Ayesha Covington steadily delivers meals within the space, however she instructed News4Jax that when she receives a meals supply order at evening, there are occasions when she has wished to reassign the supply.
“It’s so darkish,” Covington stated. “Even when the lights are on on the residence tackle, you possibly can’t see. A little bit worry jumps in my coronary heart as a result of I feel somebody might be hiding round a kind of corners. I’ve to get out my car. I lock it, however that received’t defend me.”
Mother and father and grandparents consider higher lighting may change the whole lot, together with the notion that it’s unsafe to drive or stroll by means of the neighborhood at evening.
“We’d like these lights for the sake of the youngsters. They wish to go to the sweet retailer they usually can’t. A automotive will hit them,” stated one other resident who didn’t wish to be named. “Can somebody please put lights out right here? That’s all we ask.”
News4Jax on Monday reached out to the workplace of Jacksonville Metropolis Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson, who represents the world, to see if there’s one thing she may do to assist enhance the lighting, however her workplace assistant stated she was tied up in conferences all day and wouldn’t be out there for remark till Tuesday.
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