Issues: bike concern
Denison Avenue Toronto, ON
Denison Ave. for the most part is a one way street going south.
There is a little stretch, of the avenue south of Dundas St, that used to be no parking. About five or so years ago, they allowed parking om this little piece of road roadway. This roadway also has to accommodate both traffic going north and south, and in the summer, bicycles as well.
The width of the avenue does not allow the ease of travel for any of these vehicles.
I hope you are able to help remove the few street parking spaces for the safety of all.
Altantic Ave Beach Haven, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA
Due to the increase in walker, runners, bikers on the weekends and during the summer, I would like to see the township extend the one way on Atlantic and Beach Ave as is done in Beach Haven. They can start and stop the one way at 34th street in Beach Haven Terrace. At least start with weekends during the summer months.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!Fc Greene Blvd Roger Williams Park Providence, RI
Traffic uses FC Greene Blvd as a cut through to/from Park Ave/Warwick Ave. Speed limit is 15 MPH. Most traffic travels 35MPH+ with many over that up to 60MPH. Many heavy trucks where trucks are prohibited. No sidewalks, lots of joggers, walkers, kids, bikes, etc. Very dangerous. Park is a recreation area not a thruway.Park Administration refuses to address. We have appealed to the MAyor's office and the new City Councilor. No action at all. Another year has gone by. Still no help on this.
Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA
There is a left turn lane to turn from US 1 South (Baltimore Pike) onto Fairville Road in Chadd's Ford. (Riding a short stretch on Baltimore Pike is the only way to get from Creek Rd. to Fairville Rd.) The on-demand left-turn arrow does not trip for a cyclist. I recently (May 2011) sat through 2 cycles of the light and never got a green arrow. The bike is steel with metal wheels so it should trip a magnetic sensor.
Thanks! Thanked!2420 Kentford Road Midlothian, VA
For nearly seven years in the Salisbury neighborhood of Midlothian I have been watching the deep drainge ditch in front of my house cotninue to erode and get deeper. I have tried contacting VDOT and Chesterfield County to have them come and figure out the best way to get the ditch filled or graded. But the only response has been by VDOT several years ago to come patch a small amount of asphalt around the drain tube under the driveway (that wasn't the issue). I have two small kids that love to ride bikes on the driveway but I am afraid they might fall in or a runner or car at night might accidentally fall in and not be able to get out. It's very dangerous and with each heavy rainfall, the rainwater rushes through the ditch and further erodes it -- almost to the point that our mailbox may disappear soon into the ditch.
26 VotesFix it! Voted!500 S Highland St Du Bois, PA 15801, USA
Need for a safe pedestrian bicycle corridor connecting Du Bois with Sandy Township using the abandoned Cottage Hill Tunnel as alternative to 219 Sandy Bridge.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!19th Ave And East 15th Street Oakland, CA
All the road surface at this intersection is full of potholes and significant road disrepair. As a biker, it's a danger to my safety, because having to pay so much attention to avoiding potholes makes it harder to also stay safe from cars! Lots of us bike down East 15th every day without any better option - please help us stay safe!
- Acknowledged by: Oakland (CA) Public Works
9 VotesFix it! Voted!3730 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Twice over the past three days I saw a police van parked in the bike lane (marked a no-stopping zone) in front of the Wawa on Spruce at the intersection with 38th, the SE corner. In both instances there were spaces a few yards ahead in the legal parking/loading zone area.
This is a tricky intersection to bike through to the east, with the bike lane in front of the Wawa frequently blocked (the no stopping-zone apparently not enforced), shunting bicycle riders into the car lane. It is generally frustrating that the police do not enforce this no stopping zone, and incredibly galling that we twice saw an officer himself breaking the law and ignoring other illegal parking.
On December 31st, 2010 at about 12:30pm the van # was 2502. We saw an officer get out of the van and enter the Wawa. At the same time, three cars were parked in front of the van, in the no-stopping zone in the bike lane. There were spaces in the legal parking/loading zone ahead, and the officer did not seem to be in any kind of hurry. We parked in the loading zone, ran into the UPS store for a few minutes, and the van was still there when we came out (and there was still space to park in the loading zone).
Today, on January 2nd, 2011, at about 10:45am we saw another police van, # 1901, in the same situation - parked in the no-stopping zone in front of the Wawa, with cars in front also parked in the bike lane/no stopping zone.
18 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!
Clements Ave Yarmouth, NS
Turning on to Clements Ave from parade st there is a crack in the road at least 10 meters long and wide enough for a motor cycle, small car or bike to loose a tire in. really looks terrible and is very very unsafe.