From West Ave. Heading East On Grand Ave. Washington St. (Rte. 29 West) and Church St. (Rte. 9N), Saratoga Springs, NY
The following roads in the city and bordering the City of Saratoga Springs desperately need sidewalks so that pedestrians, bicyclists and runners can travel along these roads safely. There are limited or no sidewalks along the following streets from West Ave. heading Westward toward Greenfield: Grand Ave., Washington St. (Rte. 29 West), and Church St. (Rte. 9N). On a daily basis I see many people traveling at least one of not more of these routes and they are not safe because they either have to walk on lawns or road shoulders which are very narrow in many places. There is very little to no street lighting in these areas to help those on foot or bicycle be seen by automobile drivers. Just because most people have a car does not mean everyone does. Some people like to walk/bicycle while some have no choice but to walk/bicycle as a method of travel. The last thing we need is someone to get killed like the bicyclist over the summer of 2013 who was killed on Rte. 29 East/ Lake Ave. or the pedestrian killed on 11/30/13 who was walking in broad daylight along Rte. 29 in Milton. There are no excuses for not providing safe methods of travel for people who do not drive.
362 Church Street Saratoga Springs, New York
Every time we are waiting at Church St. & Allen Drive for oncoming (eastbound) traffic to clear so we can turn on to Allen Drive there are at least 4 people who think it's ok to zoom right past us on the right side of us just because there is a little extra space next to the road from the driveway that goes to Sunnyside Gardens. This is illegal passing on the right. The cops are never around to watch this, they just park their plate reader patrol car on Allen Drive facing Church St. during slow non-peak times of the day and never see this happening. It primarily happens during AM School Bus Runs / Rush Hours and Afternoon-Evening School Bus Runs/Rush Hours. Due to the speed limit change about 200ft before this intersection people are whizzing by at 45MPH or more and it rocks our vehicle when they do their illegal passing on our right side. There are a lot of people who walk and bike up and down this section of road and could be hurt or killed by these uncaring drivers who are just in a hurry to somewhere (possibly to get to their next car accident).
100-140 County Road 43 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
Still yet another post about the school speed limit signals flashing at odd times (not during school hours). The computer control of these signals needs to be looked into...again. Friday night one of the signals was flashing at around 7pm and the other was not. Other times the other side will flash at some other odd time. This has been going on for at least the last couple years, where it may work for some period of time correctly and then it goes back to functioning at odd times/days again.
182 Excelsior Avenue Saratoga Springs, New York
Three out of four cars blow right through these stop signs at the corner of Excelsior Ave and Veterans Way. It is very dangerous, there are bus stops at two of the three corners. The city should put in cameras to catch and ticket these people. Some don't even brake, they just blow the stop sign entirely.
9 VotesFix it! Voted!Grand Avenue Extension Saratoga Springs, NY
Grand Ave Extension runs East to West and gets the AM sun when approaching town (school) and the PM sun when departing. Many, many pedestrians use this road for walking, biking and running (including the SS Cross Country team!). It is a very dangerous, highly travelled road that seriously needs an off road path to use for these activities. Milton did it on Adams Road; when will Saratoga wake up and realize the need for something like this?
2 VotesFix it! Voted!17 Warren Street
Motorists speeding on Lake Avenue with total disregard for pedestrians with animals crossing in or out of crosswalk. SSPD were notified, apparently not a big concern to them. Licence plate/vehicle description were giving to SSPD. They say "we will look for them". Disgusted with local police who cannot serve community.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!Saratoga Springs NY, USA
The Sidewalks along VanDam St can't be utilized for running and at times even walking, their very dangerous to any runner using them, leafs covering them provides no sight at what your next step could be. The surfaces are all uneven and dangerous. Brick work gets slippery when covered with dirt or water. Terrible sidewalk area overall very dangerous and could lead to numerous injuries with pedestrian usage.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!All Streets Saratoga Springs NY, USA
Why is it that Saratoga Springs still forces its residents to move their cars to the other side of the road on Holiday mornings? It would be so nice of the city to suspend alternate street parking for those few days during the winter months? Many other cities do this Saratoga, time to get with the program.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!83-103 Regent Street Saratoga Springs, New York
Regent Street between Lincoln Avenue and Union Avenue has increasingly become a busy shortcut for speeding drivers looking to avoid Broadway traffic on their route between South Broadway and Union Avenue (and other parts north, and vice versa).
On these two blocks of Regent Street, there is a busy church with daily soup kitchen and daycare/playground, the Beagle School preschool, the Waldorf School, and Empire State College (so, lots of children, and pedestrians in general, along with parked cars).
Cars speeding through these busy blocks are often accelerating, and traveling at dangerous speeds without regard for area residents. Just today, a driver (maroon pickup) was witnessed on this stretch, intentionally speeding up and swerving to hit and kill a crow in the road. Who or what is next?
Thankfully, a four-way stop was installed at Regent Street/Park Place a few years ago, making that very accident-prone intersection a bit safer. But this "wide" section of Regent Street remains a dragstrip. Help!