hedges might make good neighbors, but can be hard on drivers

whitelands chiroA couple of weeks ago I called up East Whiteland Township and spoke with the Township Manager Terry Woodman. I guess people around here don’t just call up Township Managers because Manager Woodman seemed a little surprised to get a call from a random citizen, but I am new enough to the area that I do not know who handles what.

I had called East Whiteland about Whitelands Chiropractic on the corner of Church Road and Lancaster Avenue in Frazer.   This is the business immediately next to PNC Bank in Frazer.  pnc

The reason I called is because it is very hard making a left hand turn into PNC bank off of the eastbound side of Lancaster Avenue due to the people who take the right turn on red light out of Church/Markley School Road.  Even though you sit up higher than they do waiting to turn into PNC Bank’s parking lot, it is quite difficult to see the cars waiting to turn right and head west on Lancaster from Church/Markley School Road (see photo at top as an example.)

The flip side is having been a person waiting to turn right (Westbound) onto Lancaster from Church and Markley School Road, it is also often difficult to see people waiting to turn into PNC.4

A BIG part of the reason it is hard to see are the hedges in my humble opinion.  I don’t see why it should be so hard to TRIM them properly.  That is what I asked East Whiteland about a couple of weeks ago. The hedges form an upside down and backward L for lack of a better description.  The other thing I wondered is if the right turn was marked “No right turn on red” or could be considered for such a thing?

Anyway, this isn’t East Whiteland’s fault, but it is something that I noted again today needed to be addressed.

I have no way of knowing if Whitelands Chiropractic owns the property or has a landlord responsible for the hedges but I thought perhaps if someone SAW what I was talking about they could better understand the need to at a minimum trim the hedges back.

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