Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

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mattaudio
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby mattaudio » February 27th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Yeah, this is totally fine, but why not include a stair or ramp on each end facing 6th St in addition to the ramps from 5th?

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby grant1simons2 » April 24th, 2017, 10:38 am

I've noticed a ton of markings for future zebra stripe crossings downtown. Anyone know anything about this project? Is it just transition from parralel lines?

Also, bumpouts have popped up along 9th!

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby cooperrez » May 3rd, 2017, 3:11 pm

Learned this morning that a fellow transit rider on my daily commute was struck by a car on Highway 55 and roughly Eagandale Blvd in Eagan. Anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to find out his status? I heard he was conscious and talking when the ambulance arrived, so I am hopeful that he will be OK.

As I have been taking MVTA buses to work nearly every work day since October of last year to this part of the Twin Cities I have become more familiar with the awful conditions that transit riders and pedestrians face in these parts. I know I am preaching to the choir, but holy crap this needs to change. I cringe every time we come up to a stop on Highway 110 and about Lexington. Those are brave souls who wait for the bus along that highway, especially in the winter. There are so many bus stops at intersections with no crosswalks, or maybe just across only one road of the four at the intersection. I need to do something to help change this, but I feel inconsequential and very frustrated right now.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby Anondson » June 1st, 2017, 1:14 am

Plymouth City Council voted 6-1 to keep Schmidt Lake Road as a four lane death road instead of making the road safer for pedestrians to cross.

http://sailor.mnsun.com/2017/05/30/plym ... lake-road/

It currently carries between 5,000–10,000 cars per day.

grant1simons2
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby grant1simons2 » June 1st, 2017, 9:43 am

The crossings that Minneapolis is doing to replace the parallel lines are just paint. That's a disappointment :(

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby xandrex » June 1st, 2017, 9:51 am

They're repainting 3,000 intersections with the zebra markings this year—and 120 of them will be the more durable non-paint material (a plastic, right?). http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 423451693/

I dunno. I'd rather have them paint these everywhere now and slowly replace them with more durable material rather than leave them as-is and install when the cash is available.

grant1simons2
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby grant1simons2 » June 1st, 2017, 10:09 am

I agree. As long as the city really means it this time. There are some crossings that have been painted and slowly forgotten about. If paint is phase 1, I'm happy. But there are some crossings like in North Loop, that really should be durable. Especially along Washington.. That's what's disappointing.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby MNdible » June 1st, 2017, 10:12 am

I'm not sure that the "more durable" thermoplastic applications are actually more durable. True, they don't fade away, but they do get scraped and peeled back by plows. I suspect that the city would probably be better off just committing to a very robust annual repainting program.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby cooperrez » June 1st, 2017, 1:51 pm

Do the thermoplastic applications offer more traction? The paint is very slippery when wet. I avoid stepping on the paint in the winter.

twinkess
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby twinkess » June 2nd, 2017, 8:29 am

The "more durable" ones are falling apart already. I'll get some pics later, but they're twisted, pulled back and generally crappy looking in a few places already.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby clf » June 23rd, 2017, 11:25 am

Does anyone know why the sidewalks on Hennepin in uptown have spray paint markings? I tried to search online but could not find any info.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby seanrichardryan » June 24th, 2017, 8:43 am

Little white < > marks? If so, those are for panel replacement.
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby David Greene » June 27th, 2017, 9:33 am

Depending on color, could also be marking locations of water, gas, fiber, electrical, etc.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby clf » June 28th, 2017, 11:07 am

Thanks, seems like a lot of different markings. There are a lot of the white < > marks, but I can't believe they would replace all of Hennepin sidewalks so maybe the other markings you mentioned are mixed in too. I will have to pay more attention to what the marking are.


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