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Quincy Traffic Commission talks QU pedestrian safety at Monday meeting


There won't be a four way stop at 20th and Chestnut, but something will be done to make the area safer for Quincy University students and other pedestrians.

This stems after Quincy University student Shannon Peters was hit by a car in early January.

Peters is still hospitalized at Holy Family Medical Center, where officials describe her condition as "stable, but she is a brain injured patient".

In the wake of this tragedy Quincy aldermen suggested adding a four way stop at 20th and Chestnut, near where the accident took place.

Monday night the Traffic Commission met and discusses options for the area. 

City engineer Jeff Steinkamp presented the results of a traffic study conducted by his office alongside Quincy Police.

He said that the volume of cars and the average speed (26) did not merit a four way stop.

However, he offered other solutions - including adding north-south crosswalks, led pedestrian warning signs on chestnut street, adding street lights in the area, and encouraging pedestrian awareness on campus.

Quincy University president Robert Gervasi and some students were present at the meeting, and they say they were pleased with the recommendations.

"He did his homework, he did the study, he met with us, he met with the students, he proposed a very workable solution, and I think it really testifies to the good partnership that the university has with the city," said Gervasi.

"I feel like we are both working and coinciding to make Quincy University a safer place and I love it," said student Julianne Touhy.

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