Issues: bike concern
20 VotesFix it! Voted!Beach Walk West Haven, CTI ride my bike on the boardwalk, from chicks to bradley point. usually about 4 times a week. I cant stand it people DO NOT listen to the markings on the sidewalk and walk all over the place. when i ride by them on my bike some pople are like watch where your riding that thing. The problem is I am on the proper side of the boardwalk. This really only happens from St. johns church to bradley point. its really annoying to have to slow down to a dragging pace and wait for people to move and then they get mad like im doing something wrong....Why dont they pay attention?
9 VotesFix it! Voted!Hoboken Ave Jersey City, NJHoboken Ave, when it runs up to Palisade Ave is incredibly dangerous for bikers. At the bottom of Hoboken Ave, there is a clear definition of two lanes. When moving uphill, the lane divisions disappear, and cars feel free to speed up the whole road. Even though the hill is a one way, many bikers use that road to access Jersey City and Hoboken, and it proves very dangerous for us, especially at night time.
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4 VotesFix it! Voted!14150 Perdido Key Dr pensacola, FLThere is a serious problem with traffic traveling from the west on Perdido Key Dr. many, many vehicles are speeding and go into the curve by Beach Colony and swerve into the turn lane for Beach Colony making a wide sweep and going onto the shoulder before the Reef Restaurant, so people walking, jogging, skating, ridding their bike are forced into the ditch or almost get run over.
I was pushing someone in a wheel chair from the walking path on Johnson Beach Road, which is very nice, back to Palacio next to Indigo, we were forced into the grass on multiple occasions and it was daylight.
For people coming back from Johnson Beach in the evening it has become life threatening.
A lot of people walk, jog, skate, bike and travel from the condos west of Johnson Beach down the path to Johnson Beach its a big tourist attraction and well as local draw, something needs to be done for safety.
31 VotesFix it! Voted!High St & International Blvd Oakland, CA
If anyone's ever tried to take High Street between, say, Maxwell Park or the Laurel to 880 or Alameda during the day, especially about 2-7pm, knows this horrific backup.
Here's the situation: There are two lanes of traffic in each direction, no left turn lanes, no median barrier, no bike lanes, sidewalks abutting lanes of traffic (ie, no room to widen the street). The traffic light is on the simplest cycle imaginable: green for International, green for High, repeat.
When the light turns green for High Street, traffic in the left lane almost invariably wants to turn left, and has to yield to oncoming traffic, blocking the left lane for most of the cycle of the light. Meanwhile, traffic in the right lane has to yield to the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood, which can easily block the right lane. It is not uncommon for traffic to only be able to advance a couple of car lengths per green. To make matters worse, few drivers signal their intentions to turn, at best at the last second when it is too late to get out of their lane!
While I don't expect any progress on Oakland driving etiquette, A left turn lane would alleviate a lot of this traffic. Perhaps signs at Courtland and 880 advising through traffic to take SR 77 (42nd Avenue).
Here's my ideal situation for this intersection: approaching International on High (in either direction), there would be, from right to left, a right turn lane, a through traffic lane, a left turn lane, and the opposing through traffic lane, coupled with signalized left turns, in all four directions (there is already a left turn lane on International, but no separate signal phase). This geometry involves some slight weaving in the intersection, but only about as much as there currently is at High and Foothill. Of course, it means that technically, this would create a bottleneck as two lanes in each direction merge into only one, but one lane that actually moves would be a remarkable improvement over none!
I have to drive this stretch of road multiple times a day, and I just can't believe how long this dysfunctional intersection has remained unchanged. Thank you!
84 VotesFix it! Voted!141-199 Highland St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Speeding on Highland Street has created an extremely unsafe situation, especially at pick-up and drop-off times at a local preschool here. Yesterday, at about 4:30 PM, a parent's car door was damaged by a speeding car (which did not stop). Thankfully, neither the parent NOR the child was injured. However, there are young children getting in and out of cars, being dropped off by caregivers on foot and by bike, and being escorted across the street here.
Please, we need this speeding curtailed and traffic calming measures implemented before a tragic incident occurs here.
UPDATE: The city and the school now are working together on this-- but in good conscience, we cannot close the issue since it has yet to be fixed.
821 Edgewood Ave Ne Atlanta, GA 30307, USACyclists Eastbound on Edgewood are confronted by motorists wishing to continue Eastbound, rather than turn left. No warning for cars or cyclists.
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53rd And San Pablo Ave Emeryville, CA
The traffic signal on 53rd St heading eastbound across San Pablo does a poor job of picking up bikes in the straight through/left turn lane. I was there, right on top of the loop detector late last night with another bicyclist, both of us with steel frame bikes, and the signal in the opposing direction went green, to yellow, and back to green twice without going to red and giving us the green light. We tried adjusting our position multiple times and eventually got a green light in our direction, but not until after several signal phases.
It seems like the loop detector sensitivity here is close, but needs to be dialed in to detect bikes every time, not just occasionally. This is especially important now that the city of Oakland has finished their bikeway on their side of 53rd street across San Pablo.
Also, it would be very nice to have someone paint a bicycle stencil on top of the loop detector in the "sweet spot", so cyclists who are not in the know can be encouraged to wait in the correct position for the green.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!320 York St New Haven CT 06511
There are two racks inside the gates of HGS and both are always full with the bikes of residents. Every street sign and parking meter outside HGS is routinely filled; last night I had to park pretty far down Wall, almost to the Law building entrance.
This is a case where both long-term and short term storage is useful, and should be separate.
- Acknowledged by: City of New Haven