Residents worried about dangerous drivers in the Museum District

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Residents in the Museum District are upset after multiple reports of commuters driving too fast on Grove Avenue. 

There are also complaints of drivers disregarding traffic signs and putting people in danger. 

8News spoke with locals who are worried about the possible threat that speeding can bring to the area.

“It puts a lot of people in danger,” said Jamie Pham, a Museum District resident. 

Residents voiced their concerns about people driving carelessly through their neighborhood.

“Grove is hard to cross even at designated crosswalks,” Pham explained.

Residents hear crashes outside their windows, and say that drivers do not pay attention and speed through the area.

“It kind of makes me feel like my life doesn’t matter to them,” Pham said.

Some residents are concerned about the safety of the children and bikers in the neighborhood.

“We just wish people would slow down a little bit,” said Mark Roane, another Museum District resident.

8News was told by some residents that a roundabout on Floyd Avenue is used to try to slow traffic, but is causing people to drive over to Grove Avenue instead.

A Richmond city engineer is working on a solution for the issue.

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