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Do we need a fence along the railroad tracks at the Corner?
Monday, August 04, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.

As reported by C-VILLE Weekly, the City of Charlottesville has been granted federal authorization and $382,000 in funding to construct a seven-foot fence along a stretch of railroad tracks near the Corner.

Cutting over the railroad tracks is a common shortcut taken by UVa students, and the city cites safety concerns as the reason for the fence’s construction. Additionally, city officials say previous efforts have done little to keep people from walking across the tracks.

Some UVa students have expressed concerns about the solid metal fence that would completely block foot traffic across the tracks.

What do you think? Do we need a fence along the railroad tracks at the Corner?

27%
48%
25%
YES - I support the city's decision

I think the fence is a necessary feature to guarantee the safety of UVa students.

NO - I DO NOT support the city's decision

I think the city should leave the railroad tracks as they are.

SORT OF - I think the city should consider other options

I think the city should do something to protect pedestrians here, but I don’t think the fence is the right solution.

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