NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - A group of residents are demanding change at an an area intersection they feel is dangerous.
Northside residents took to Cincinnati City Hall voicing their concerns Wednesday evening, including Helen Gaynor who was lived in the neighborhood for 50 years. She describes the intersection where Chase and Florida avenues meet as dangerous, hectic, and not residential.
Gaynor says the area used to be quiet but over the past year screeching tires and screams haunt her neighborhood.
“There have been so many crashes there. People are using Florida Avenue as an entrance and exit to I-74,” she said.
Gaynor spoke to council during public comments along with her husband and several other residents.
“I’ve had three tenants involved in accidents at that intersection. One of my children has been struck on Florida," one man said.
Another woman said: “There have been several serious accidents at the intersection of Florida and Chase just since we moved in last August.”
Councilmember Greg Landsman is leading the charge to make the intersection a four-way stop.
“Additional stop signs at Chase and Florida will protect residents, and potentially save lives," he said.
Gaynor agrees with Landsman and adds that there are multiple ways to calm traffic. Residents created an online Change.org petition hoping a four-way stop becomes a reality at the intersection. A vote is expected to take place in the coming weeks.