Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

dtvolz Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

David Volz

Reporter at Hollywood Gazette
David Volz is a freelance writer and reporter living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
dtvolz Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

Neal Rosenblum, a Hollywood Lakes resident who lives on 13th Avenue, believes there is too much traffic driving through his neighborhood in order to avoid more congested streets like Federal Highway and U.S. 1.

Rosenblum says too many drivers are using 13th Avenue as a cut-through street. This includes cars, delivery trucks, fuel tanker trucks and trucks hauling construction materials. He said he believes they

He is working to organize people in his neighborhood to ask the City to address this issue.

“As of 2017, we have experienced more than 100 car, bicycle and pedestrian accidents within about 200 yards of 13th Avenue and Tyler Street. Many of these accidents have resulted in severe injuries,” Rosenblum said. He attributes the accidents to the funneling of all the Dania-to-Hallandale traffic onto the 22-foot-wide street, which he said has no curbing, has insufficient drainage and contains substandard pavement.

“My security cameras have recorded some of the accidents including a vehicle driving right through my picket fence just a short time after I played soccer with my kids in my yard, a bicyclist getting struck by a car, and one car colliding with another,” he said.

Rosenblum wants to see a peanut median on Hollywood Boulevard at 13th Avenue. Other proposals include making portions of 13th Avenue one-way or making it impossible for drivers to turn left from Federal Highway onto Johnson and Polk Street. He would also like to see no left turns from Johnson Street onto 13th Avenue to prevent cars from West Lake Village from driving on 13th Avenue.

Raelin Storey, spokesperson for Hollywood, said surveys have been conducted among residents in the community but there has been little interest in making major changes to the surrounding roads.

 

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified 13th Street in the opening sentence, it has been corrected to 13th Avenue.

About David Volz

David Volz is a freelance writer and reporter living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Nero

    Seriously? With ALL of the problems in the world – in the state, in the city – this is your gripe? All of the accidents within 200 yards were included in his findings? That’s the length of two football fields. If you need a traffic buffer of 200 yards around your home at the inconvenience of everyone else in the city, perhaps you should build a wall and make Hallandale pay for it…or Dania. Your choice.

  • Oren

    First of all, please get the name of the street right. Your headline says 13th Avenue but in the first line of the story you call it 13th Street. Seriously?

    But the solutions proposed by this Rosenblum character are ridiculous. He wants to inconvenience hundreds of residents of the North Lake area because HE doesn’t like the traffic on his corner. 13th Avenue has always been a through street and he should have thought about that before purchasing a home on a busy intersection. SMH…..