Safety and Streetscape Workshop Public Comments

Pedestrian Safety and Streetscape Improvement Programs

Public Comments

IMC Workshop – January 9, 2015

 

Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Improvement Program

  • Committee Safety Improvement Recommendations
  • New or better location of traffic and pedestrian signs
  • Reduce speed limits
  • Painted crosswalk markings
  • Textured pavement crosswalks
  • Mid-block crosswalks (textured)
  • Street center line and parking lane markings
  • Street and sidewalk lighting
  • Appropriate street tree varieties
  • North College, Union to Green, should receive a high priority (it is in particularly poor condition)
  • Need better code enforcement of bad sidewalk conditions (lack of snow removal, use of asphalt)
  • Need to “leverage” the city’s expressed concern for neighborhoods and view of Stockade as the city’s “jewel”
  • Proactively reach out to, and work with, City in preparing improvement plans
  • Consider needs essential large truck requirements (snow removal, garbage, deliveries)
  • Need better parking enforcement
  • Need pedestrian lighting under Green and Front Street underpasses
  • Consider reconstruction/island for Front and Church Street intersection
  • Green and Ferry (Arthur’s) intersection needs pedestrian safety enhancement
  • Consider mid-block crosswalks on Union (1st Church and/or between 1st Pres and the Van Dyke)
  • Consider generally accepted “traffic calming” techniques
  • Monitor the impact of Erie Blvd improvements on Stockade through traffic
  • Modify Erie traffic signals if necessary to limit Stockade through traffic
  • Need City to adopt/post lower speed limits (25 mph on Union; 20 mph on all other streets)
  • Need better City traffic/speed enforcement
  • Use cobblestones at appropriate locations (crosswalks, midblock) to slow traffic
  • Consider the effect of physical changes on snow removal
  • Need program to notify property owners of streetscape maintenance responsibilities (Safety Committee)

Streetscape Improvement Program

  • Prepare and prioritize lighting and streetscape plan to take advantage of City plans
  • Need to leverage the city’s expressed concern for neighborhoods and view of Stockade as the city’s “jewel”
  • The City should be responsible for better maintenance of the Stockade Gateway at Union and Erie
  • Use properly sized “tree pits” for street trees
  • North College, Union to Green should receive a high priority (it is in particularly poor condition)
  • Complete Streetscape Improvement Program (less construction) within 1 year
  • Use Ferry Street improvements as a model as much as possible
  • Make sure highest priorities have high probability of success
  • Address street storm drainage with streetscape improvements where needed (24 N. Front Street)
  • Consider tree impact on street/sidewalk lighting and visa-versa
  • Identify appropriate/allowable tree types for future tree replacements
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