Crescent Avenue At Jefferson Street - Saratoga Springs
Making a left turn from Jefferson onto Crescent Avenue requires the patience of Job because there is a lot of Crescent Avenue traffic turning left onto Jefferson especially during the racing season. A stop sign or even a temporary device during the summers would be appreciated.
57 VotesFix it! Voted!115 Ballston Avenue - Saratoga Springs
This intersection is a death trap at all hours of the day and night, its bad under perfect conditions but what makes it dangerous is so many motorists don't use their directional signals. NEED TRAFFIC LIGHT HERE!
2340-2374 Ballston Ave Ballston Spa, NY 12020, USA - Saratoga Springs
Where lanes between Ballston Spa and Saratoga on Route 50 turn into four lanes, slower traffic needs to keep right. Years ago, there was a sign at both ends of highway (both coming from saratoga going south on Rt 50 and coming from Ballston going north on rt 50) where lanes turn into four lanes that said "slower traffic keep right" Where did those signs go. It seems people don't understand that you pass on left, and if you are the slower person...you get in right lane. Can someone ask the state why they were removed? It really is maddening that people do not know enough to pull over if they are the slower vehicle. Thank you
1 Glenmore Ave Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
Our neighborhood has small children playing near the streets. Commuter traffic cuts through from Grand to West to avoid the light at Grand and West. The cars line up outside the houses, squeal their tires to turn left onto Grand, and put the children in danger. There should be a speed bump on W. Circular.
284 Union Ave Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
The large traffic cones in the middle of Union Ave at the horse crossing entrance to the track force you into a teeth jarring depression adjacent to the right road shoulder. If the traffic cone were not there it would be easier to move to the left rather than the last secons swerve.
Corner Of Washington And Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
The illegal traffic of oversized 53-foot Special Dimension Vehicles (SDV) tractor-trailers continues hourly through the downtown and at the Washington St & Broadway intersection. These rigs are not sanctioned for our downtown and anyone standing on that corner or sitting in Starbucks can watch trucks climbing the sidewalk making their way up Washington. A few years back, the city dropped the curbs and prohibited parking at this corner, benefiting the trucks over the pedestrians. It's time to put the trucks back on their DOT designated routes. Anyone seeing the numbers 53 on a trailer in town is watching an illegal truck. If PS started occasionally checking manifests (for through trucking of all trucks) and watching out for the big 53 SDV, much of this traffic would fade by way of the truckers’ grapevine.
87 Catherine St Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
Pot hole right in the traffic lane of Catherine St. Approximately a foot wide, and at least 6-8 inches deep. This will cause someone's car some damage if they drive right into it. Please take care of this.
80 Ballston Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
This intersection is very dangerous not only to drivers but pedestrians as well. It is almost impossible for anyone to cross Ballston Ave. safely. We have many seniors in this area who are unable to "beat" the traffic. Horns blasting and brakes screeching is ongoing for cars trying to turn on Ballston Ave. from Lincoln Ave. I live 1 house away from this intersection as I did 16 years ago. The problems has only gotten worse as the traffic has become heavier. Please consider this problem before someone looses their life. Thank you.
422-424 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
The construction lane striping is badly faded in front of Lillians. Southbound right lane vehicles are forcing left lane traffic directly into northbound lane. I witnessed it twice in the past 3 days. There is a high risk of serious accident at this location because of the poor condition of road markings here.
New York 29 Truck Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
There needs to be a "No Turn On Red" sign facing east at the traffic light at the intersection of Rt. 50 and the northbound entrance ramp of the Northway.
Heading E on Rt. 50, there is a traffic light at the entrance ramp into the northbound lane of the Northway. To turn left, you wait for a green left arrow. If you are facing west at the same light, you do not see a "No Turn On Red" sign. So there is nothing to tell you when you stop at a red light that you can't go ahead and turn right on red. That's a problem, because you don't know when those heading east, making a left turn into the ramp, see a green arrow or a red arrow. There often are close calls here.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!Grand Avenue At Glenmore Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
I've lived across from Glenmore Ave at Grand Ave for over 35 years and never once have I seen an accident. I don't know why the city made a 15 ft stretch of roadway one way street. The traffic at Grand Ave and West Ave is now worse than ever due to the city making that 15 ft stretch of Glenmore Ave a one way street now. Please make this stretch of roadway back to two ways of travel.
128-136 West Circular Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
West Circular Street is a very important route for cars, bikes and pedestrians because it connects downtown to West Side neighborhoods and the High School. Yet there are no lights on its entire length between Broadway and West Avenue apart from at those streets. Cars do not stop at the existing, somewhat sparse crosswalks (there is no enforcement) and sidewalks are in poor condition. Crossing and bicycling are both difficult and dangerous. Bike lanes are necessary for sure. Nearby Congress Ave (at West Ave) and Hamilton Street (between Ballston and Congress) have similar problems.
All City Streets Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
Once again we come upon the issue of winter weather safety on the roads and sidewalks of our city. Here is a list of issue that needs to be addressed:
1) Small streets such as Jefferson Street need to be plowed to the curbs not to within a foot or two of it. I was on a bus today on Jefferson Street when 3 Emergency Vehicles attempted to turn off of Crescent St. on to it enroute to an emergency at the Racino and the fire truck could barely get past the buss since there was still piles of snow at least a foot deep between the clear part of the road and the curb. The bus was pulled over as far as possible to the right side of the road.
2) All along Broadway bus stops and cross walk curb cuts have been blocked in by the city plows and or Broadway Business. The bus stop in front of Uncommon Grounds is not clear so people have to walk over snow banks to reach the bus as well as having to wait in the street to be picked up. This s a busy stop for Skidmore students and @#$% last week a disable Skidmore student in a wheelchair boarded the bus from this very location. Today if that student wanted to board the bus there would be no way to access it since cars park in front of the bust stop and there are no clear curb areas for that person to wheel their chair down to get to the road.
3) City plows have pushed crap from the roads back into handicap curb cuts all over this city making it impossible for disabled persons to use these curb cuts to cross streets.
4) Some property owners are still ignoring the city regulations that require them to clear sidewalks surrounding their property. Such as the sidewalks down Church St. from Central Ave. to Outlook Ave. I know the city says we can report these property owners but most of us don't have time to go down to City Hall and fill out a complaint.
It is not the residents of this city's fault that the City's Snow Removal Budget may have been exceeded. Sorry to say but the budgets for snow removal have been decreased over the past few years since we did not get a lot of snow and the City Administrators decided to pocket the difference from a NORMAL snow year to what they currently permit for funding. If a snow removal budget is not fully used it should be put into savings and held until the next winter season and so on. It should not be allowed to be used for any other projects. I expect all city DPW employees including Commissioner Skip himself out helping to remove snow. I do NOT want to see DPW crew sitting at Stewarts for more than 15 minutes total. Get the giant snow blower out and clear Broadway and other streets ASAP so that people can park and traffic can flow safely. If Albany can clear their streets in a timely fashion why can't Saratoga Springs? We are paying taxes to the city for such things as snow removal ad we deserve prompt, efficient service for our tax money. We are NOT paying for the DPW GOONS to sit around and drink coffee at Stewart's or Dunkin' Donuts. Same goes for our Police Department. Get out and give us our taxes worth by doing your job properly. When Albany declares a SNOW EMERGENCY it affects ALL streets not just once with odd/even parking arrangements. They tell people that for a 24 hour period parking on a specific side of the street through the entire city is off limits so snow removal crews can get in and clear things up Then the next day the opposite side of the streets are done. I don't care if people on Broadway are going to complain that they can't park on one side of the street for a day. We have numerous public parking lots so use them. Don't make me have to bring this issue up to our local TV stations too. I am not afraid of making out City Administrators look like fools in public. The administrators are here to do their job that the tax payers hired them to do which is to keep us safe and represent us in our concerns about the city.
301-355 New York 50 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
This corner with a traffic light is now handling far more traffic than it can safely control. Traffic coming east on New Street is backed up past the New Street entrance to the YMCA wich also adds to the congestion. There is no left turn lane for the east bound traffic from New Street causing traffic to build up behind a vehicle turning north on to NY route 50. There needs to be a left turn lane added to relieve the traffic congestion at this intersection.
120 Circular Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
A pedestrian walk sign is needed here. Impossible for young kids to navigate on the way to school or bus stop. If the light is green for Circular street traffic, there is a constant flow of cars turning right on red from Caroline and vise versa. No one is watching out for pedestrians. It is safer to jaywalk at Lafayette!
S Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
At the intersection of Cresent STREET (not Ave.) & S. Broadway. Especially if you are trying to make a left hand turn you could spend up to five-ten minutes waiting for traffic break. This intersection is an accident waiting to happen.
5 Petrified Gardens Road Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
I In between Pompa brothers and the petrified sea gardens on the right side of the road heading towards the Sea Gardens from 29, there is either a large stone or part of a boulder which is literally in the road and black topped partially around. Which makes no sense and is dangerous. It needs removed completely or jackhammered in the section which is in the road. The road is far busier than in years passed. People are bad enough about not sticking to their lane or paying attention. This particular spot not only literally has a rock large enough to throw off a car and it's driver if they hit it, there are also several trees/bushes which extend into or very nearly in the road. They need trimmed back. Both the tress and the completely mystifying dangerous rock need addressed. People constantly swerve into the oncoming lane to avoid these hazards. Just last night with a little snow the car in front of me about went off the road when they hit the rock trying to keep to the right as another car passed in the opposite lane. With the snow and their obvious surprise at hitting the rock they over corrected and nearly went right off the road on the opposite side. This is compounded by the fact the rock is in an area with limited sight due to curves. This is not a little country trail. There are large construction vehicles on the road and a lot of regular traffic due to population growth on a daily basis. It is very irresponsible to have left such stone embedded in the road.
64 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
The City's current Ballston Avenue project (limits = Lincoln Ave to Hamilton Street) calls for dead-ending Union Street on the south side of Ballstion Ave. Emphasis has been on the two other, more major intersections - including the announcement for the public meeting last fall which did not mention proposed changes here. There is no option to keep Union Street open in both directions. There has been no trafffic diversion analysis completed to determine where traffic currently using Union Street would go. This change would increase traffic volumes at other nearby intersections where existing accident problems are much worse. While I hope it's not the case it certainly appears someone is trying to 'slip in' this change when no one is looking. I'm afraid most people would have no idea this was being planned until one day they find they can no longer travel up/down Union Street.
178 Circular Street At York Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
This intersection is so dangers. North of York Avenue, Circular heads down a hill. So pedestrians trying to cross here, as well as cars coming from McTygue and York Ave, have a very difficult time seeing oncoming traffic. (Parked cars contribute to the difficulty also.)
This block has so many pedestrians - children and parents walking to and from one of the two elementary schools and playgrounds as well as bus stops within 3 blocks, and pedestrians of all ages going to and from downtown and to the nearby Farmer's Market.
There are numerous lights along the main part of Circular Street. North of Lake, there is an extremely long stretch without any lights or stop signs. A stop sign at York Ave would ease traffic dangers, and provide a safe place to cross for pedestrians.
By the way, there are dozens of children that live within a few blocks of this intersection. This has been reported to the commissioner of safety. They proposed having a patrol car look for speeders. However, speeding isn't the issue. It's the difficulty crossing safely, even with cars that are obeying the speed limit. Nothing has been done, unfortunately.
60-98 Kaydeross Ave W Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
How many more people have to die at this location before someone determines that there is a need for a traffic light at this intersection. I believe the death toll is up to 5 now. PJ's Barbecue host numerous car and motorcycle events weekly at this location. The Best Western Hotel is also located directlly across the street from the intersection and Spac / State park is located just to the north of Kaydeross Ave West. This intersection is utilized by residences of the street, the people leaving the Racino, the flat track and the Harness track patrons as an express way to get to Route 9 and ultimately the Northway. The newest addition to Kaydeross Ave West, is a childrens school. For the parties who feel there isn't a need or are opposed to the idea, I request you attempt to try and exiting the Kaydeross Avenue West onto route 9 during the busy hours of the day.
274-276 Nelson Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
Both 274 and 218 Nelson need sidewalk snow removal. This is a major street in a residential neighborhood between two schools with lots of student pedestrian traffic. These property owners need to be made to clear their walks.
16 Vanderbilt Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
Prior to its opening the community was assured by the mayor that its anticipated revenues from user fees would be adequate to meet operating expenses.
No data were presented to justify the mayor’s promise and, of course, the mayor’s office has never presented a report on actual Indoor Recreation Facility revenues compared to operating expenses.
The facility has been operating for two (2) years now. So just how well has the facility performed from a revenue perspective and how much credence did the mayor’s promise have?
The following tabular summary presents revenues budgeted by the mayor’s office – under whose aegis the facility operates - and actual revenues received.
The facility was open for six (6) months in 2010, July through December. Thus the City’s 2010 Operating and Revenue budgets reflect anticipate income and costs for half the year.
Year Revenue Budgeted* Actual Revenue Received* Shortfall
2010 $87,800 $19,203 - $67,797
2011 $166,500 $92,095 - $73,405
TOTALS $254.300 $111,298 - $141,202
* Source: Saratoga Springs Finance Department Records
So through the first 18 months of operation – July 2010 through December 2011 – the facility generated a revenue shortfall of $141,202. Of course even to realize revenue collected required the facility to be operated in a manner that frequently limits its availability to the general public.
And the first quarter of 2012 is no better. In fact, the City’s posted 2012 1st. Quarter Revenue Report shows only $18,084 in “Indoor Rec. Facility Rent” collected in the first three (3) months of 2012. Additionally, Johnson realizing that the facility would not generate revenues adequate to meet operating costs quietly reduced the revenue budget from $166,500 in 2011 to $123,266 in 2012.
Even the lower budgeted amount, however, appears to be unobtainable. Based on proportionality the facility would only realize $72,336 for the 2012 budget year. But even these lower than budgeted revenues are only realized by outsourcing the facility to AAU weekend tournaments in the spring and fall. These tournaments effectively close the facility to the citizens and taxpayers of this community (whose property taxes serve the facility long term debt) while resulting in traffic and off street parking that disrupt the adjacent residential neighborhood.
Keep in mind that the Indoor Rec. Facility revenue was, according to the administration, to be adequate to offset operational expenses. Clearly the administration has failed to meet that promise. Time for the other members of the City Council to step in.
Corner Of Henning Rd And Caroline St Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
VINES ARE SO THICK ON THE TREES IN THIS AREA THEY ARE GROWING ON THE POWER LINES OUT OVER THE STREET.
THERE IS ALSO A TREE GROWING NEXT TO THE LARGE TRAFFIC LIGHT POLE AT THE CORNER OF HENNING AND LAKE AVE. HAS ANYONE NOTICED IT BESIDES ME?
86 Jones Road Saratoga Springs Ny - Saratoga Springs
At the intersection of Broadway,Rt50 and Circular St. the Red Turn arrow was removed before this past summer. The "NO TURN ON RED" sign should be removed. If you were too view the traffic pattern at this intersection No traffic enters Boardway way from W. Circular St. Traffic enetering from RT 50 north and Circular St west are controlled by a traffic light. On any given day the traffic traveling south on Boardway entering this intersection is backed up to at least St. Peters school. This is caused by traffic not being allowed to turn right on red onto Route 50 south. This causes undo problems with the free flow of traffic not to mention emergency vehicles that travel this route quite offen. The simple solution is to remove the NO TURN ON RED sign facing traffic traveling south
9 VotesFix it! Voted!Intersection Of Union Ave And Henning Road Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
There should be a left-turn signal to turn onto Henning from Union when traveling east. More often than not, I'll sit through a few cycles of light changes because oncoming traffic doesn't allow for left turns and the person next in line to turn has to wait for the light to turn red before they can turn safely.
30 Jaipur Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
AA red light, or stop sign is needed on this road- either at the intersection of Church/9N and TTompion, or Church/9N and Jaipur, or Church/ 9N and Kirby. It is extremely dangerous during the morning and afternoon commutes. The traffic is fast and when waiting to take a turn - there have been accidents!
144 East Ave - Saratoga Springs
Drivers reach high speeds between Lake Ave and Excelsior due to lack of signage and the "roominess" of the road. There are many families living on the street with young children, making for a very dangerous situation due to the current speeding and traffic issues.
146 South Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA - Saratoga Springs
Roohan Realty has a huge sign up that blocks you from seeing traffic coming. This property has been sold for over a month. There is a sold sign on it.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!Spring St Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Springs
make spring st a 1 way street It is very hard to use in the winter time with all the snow and in the summer time with all the traffic from the track.I am glad you put a 4 way stop sign on spring and nelson
Broadway Saratoga springs, Ny - Saratoga Springs
Crossing should be all at once not alternating. Lights should all be red at the same time and let people cross all at once. The way it is now people are crossing into turning traffic causing a dangerous situation and traffic grid-lock on Broadway.
Seems very simple? This is what Lake George village does and it works like clockwork!
Also...eliminate some of the left turns from Broadway to keep traffic moving since there ara no turning lanes or lights. I don't know who is in charge of this from the city but it seems very basic. Downtown traffic is a mess!
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