Comment 99317

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted March 28, 2014 at 14:17:39

Queen should be 2-way. Herkimer should be 2-way as well. But even failing that:

their intersection shouldn't be a highway-style slip-road inside a city. But even failing that:

There are undoubtably ways to secure this intersection without tearing it up and rearranging traffic. Arranging crossings in such a fashion they're visible to on-coming traffic, and putting up signage marking the crossing and the pedestrian's right-of-way.

And the city has done none of this. You see highway-ramp-style slip-roads all over the city, and where they do have a crosswalk the crosswalk is often halfway around a corner so the driver can't even see a pedestrian in the crossing. They're marked with a yield sign, but drivers don't see yield signs as "yield to pedestrians" since they're primarily used to mark places where you're merging with other car-traffic.

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