• Pedestrian Improvements?

    by  • June 8, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    What appears to be much needed pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Rts 40 and Rt 72 is degrading an already difficult intersection for bikes.

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    The Google Map shows the pre-construction conditions, a very long sidewalk that has no pedestrian refuge despite the presence of a large median. That old crosswalk configuration allowed for a shoulder for bikes. The current photo belows shows that while the “pork chop” will be wider (as shown by the Orange barrells), it will also pinch the shoulder forcing cyclists to merge with 50+ mph traffic.


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