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Lower speed limit urged for stretch of Bowen Road in Lancaster

Trees. Utility poles. Mailboxes.

All have been struck by errant motorists – sometimes repeatedly – in recent years on an S-curve of Bowen Road in the Town of Lancaster, according to residents.

Several residents of the 3700 block of Bowen, between William Street and Broadway, told the Town Board on Monday they're concerned for pedestrians heading to nearby Como Lake Park.

They asked that the speed limit be lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph on that stretch of Bowen, a major north-south artery in the town.

"There's a lot of kids walking from the subdivisions now, people on bicycles, people holding hands walking, and there's fishermen now a lot down near the creek," said Sue Rozler.

Supervisor Johanna M. Coleman told the residents the town would seek a recommendation from the Police Department to submit to Erie County, which maintains Bowen Road.

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