Trees and bushes block drivers’ sight

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Red line had a comment on the trees and bushes in the center median of west Yosemite. I have made several references to these and other streets in Madera and I too am concerned with the increased potential of accidents. Another major visibility problem is exiting the Town and Country Park parking lot onto Howard Road. Even at night, the shrubs block headlights of westbound traffic.

Trees should not be planted within 150 feet of a stop sign on city streets. County should be 600 feet. Farmers need to be more thoughtful about planting up to the edge of the road also. Road 21 and Avenue 17 is a good example of such planting.

Bill Hoffrage,
Madera

 

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