Comment 97168

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 24, 2014 at 15:09:35 in reply to Comment 97161

The pedestrian layout on that "6th lane" stretch is almost hilarious in its absurdity. I don't remember if it was ms Keesmat or an article here, but I remember hearing that having a sidewalk break for a driveway so that the driveway and roadway are connected by asphalt gives drivers an impression they can treat the driveway as an uncontrolled intersection... that's shown in spades in that turn. It's a very scary interaction - no marked crosswalk, no stop-sign, but drivers treat it as a roadway. No wonder pedestrians just cut under the sign (the footpath is cut amusingly deep) and walk through the parking-lot where cars are moving at less-insane speeds. It's ridiculous because Fortinos Plaza is one of the few plazas where you can get to the storefronts without walking through the parking lot - King's sidewalk directly connects to the storefront sidewalk.

Plus, that sidewalk is an unmarked dead-end. There's no indication for pedestrians that you can't get to Westdale that way, so you'd have to double-back to the three crossings at Dundurn to get to the other side of the street.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-01-24 15:10:00

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