Do you sometimes feel as if you're taking your life and those of children's into your hands trying to make a left turn on to one of Oak Lawn's main thoroughfares? And forget about crossing an intersection on 95th Street or Cicero Avenue where there isn't a traffic control device on the corner.
If you could put a traffic light anywhere in Oak Lawn, where would that be? Perhaps your street needs a stop sign, speed hump or other traffic control device.
We can think of a few locations in Oak Lawn where a traffic light or some other traffic calming device would come in handy, but we want to hear from you.
If you truly feel strongly about putting some type of traffic control device in your neighborhood or by your church or kids' school, we don't think Oak Lawn's Traffic Review Committee gets enough love.
The Traffic Review Committee reviews and make recommendations to the on all citizens' petitions for traffic control changes, such as requests for speed reductions, stop signs and traffic control devices.
Members also review and make recommendations on studies prepared by consultants hired by the village, according to the Oak Lawn municipal code, as well as short- and long-term traffic policies.
Each village trustee appoints one member to the committee, and the seventh is a resident who is appointed at large. Members of the committee are Oak Lawn residents.
Citizens who want to petition for a traffic change need to stop by the engineering department at Village Hall. On the back of the form are lines for the neighbors in your area to sign supporting the traffic request.
Petitions must be submitted to the engineering department before the Wednesday morning a week prior to the next Traffic Review Committee meeting to get on the agenda.
The Traffic Review Committee meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Oak Lawn Village Hall.