Comment 52078

By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted November 23, 2010 at 16:58:19

In this case, its less a city policy than it is a transportation engineering principle. Warrants are a common procedure to follow when making decisions on implementing new traffic controls, like pedestrian signals.

I'm not saying I approve of the system however! It has the problem of painting every scenario with the same brush, breaking things down to a strict numerical analysis based on traffic / pedestrian movements as they currently exist.

On the other hand, local residents will almost always request increased controls at intersections, so some formal system needs to be in place to restrict how many of those requests are filled, because like it or not municipalities have limited funds for new traffic control installations.

There must be some middle ground, and I think the approach being taken by residents in Kirkendall is the best under the current circumstances.

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