|Photo taken in November of 2007 outside Beckly Courthouse voting locastion when two city council members were present and encouraging voters to vote "No."|
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Which sign would you consider to be the most accurate?
I will be there asking about estimated sound generated by the tollway and the current sound levels on the Trinity River. How will the noise levels be affected by a tollway? Has a sound map been created indicating the areas which will have significant noise increases? Noise levels designated as unacceptable have already been documented in some NTTA maps but only in areas where there are current parks and residences. There is no floodway area map with indications given of the sound increases anticipated in the currently unused areas, except for an occasional canoe.
The final question is: "Does Dallas want to sacrifice the last quiet place it has near downtown for the benefit of the large majority of current mixmaster traffic that is simply through traffic?" Do suburban residents and truckers wanting to only drive through Dallas win, or can Dallas ultimately win?
If you are concerned about this floodway toll road, and want to join the movement against it, please google the three words: trinity river petition, and sign the simple one sentence petition against the floodway toll road. This search will take you to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-trinity-river-floodway-toll-road-in-dallas/ . Please share this information with others you know of who may be concerned about protecting our city and the potential of our river to become a true world class park in the center of our city.
Do we need another election where choices are more clearly stated than in 2007? Any second election demands that we have clarity in the meaning of each choice, as reflected in this modification of one sign from the 2007 election.
Please sign the petition and join with us on Tuesday at 7 PM at the Dallas Convention Center to give your opinion. Your questions may be answered from 5-7, during the two hours just before the hearing.