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Spilo: Proposed Arch Street Design Unsafe

“With this “enter-at-the-corner” design, drivers see pedestrians mass at the corner and are often unable to tell which way a pedestrian intends to cross. This situation is worse when there is heavy pedestrian traffic. The drivers’ confusion can cause them to enter the intersection believing pedestrians are crossing the other way. As a result the drivers may be forced to stop suddenly or make emergency maneuvers causing accidents.  You can watch this happen at Elm Street.” – Michael Spilo Continue Reading →

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Dept of Public Works’ Siebert and Michel: The Facts on Proposed Greenwich Ave Intersection Improvements

“With the high volume of pedestrians, it is important that vehicles drive slowly through the intersections. A Complete Street element incorporated in this project is the use of curb extensions (bump-outs).” – Amy Siebert and Jim Michel Continue Reading →

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