"There were zero accidents down here," Martz said. "That's from an official police report."
Those who spoke out in favor of the project said they would rather relocate then have their children playing in front yards closer to an expanded Fellows Street.
"The current traffic level on this street causes anxiety for us," said Matt Hanover, a father of two who lives on Fellows. "I would love to stay here, but to bring traffic closer to my home would bring it that much worse."
"I don't want to have to walk out of my yard into a busy street ... for the safety of our children," said mother-of-two Kayla Heckman.
No action was taken by subcommittee members Monday.
While Davis Jr. expressed hope that council members and city officials would review the plan and come up with a "win-win situation for everybody."
Council member Dr. David Varner offered up a question for city officials to mull over the next time the issue is addressed.
"Are there alternatives?" Varner asked.
Staff writer Jeff Harrell: