Requests: road safety
Pinellas Trail At 22nd Ave North Saint Petersburg, FloridaThe light on the North side of the crosswalk is out again. This has been down at least 5 times this year. This is a safety issue for those crossing the trail and I've witnessed a few near-misses to cyclists. Not sure about why but may I suggest looking for the source of the problem and repairing that so it doesn't continue to happen every 4-6 weeks.
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Danke! Bedankt!7410 9th Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FloridaThe speeding on 9th Avenue N (West of the Pinellas Trail) is out of control. SPPD put a speed monitor up last week and it has not functioned for days. When it did work it did nothing to deter speeders. Many are speeding in excess of 50 and 60+MPH in this 30 MPH residential neighborhood. This two lane road is a race track. More than 80% of the people driving on this road are exceeding the speed limit by at least 20 MPH and others are racing down this road at top speed upwards of 80 MPH from the trail west to Country Club Road. We need enforcement officers writing tickets to deter this reckless driving. PLEASE ADDRESS THIS. The situation is escalating and it is dangerous.
7121 9th Ave N St. Petersburg Fl 33710 Saint Petersburg Florida
I would like to invite you to witness the sheer number of cars that are excessively speeding on 9th Ave N, west of 66th st. It seems as if most of these drivers use it as a quick connector from Park St., without realizing that the speed limit actually tapers down to 25-30mph to quell speeders travelling through, as 9th ave transitions to residential.
This may be significantly problematic, because of the presence of the Pinellas Trail. I have seen a couple of dangerous occurrences happen right before my eyes. I saw two teen-aged males, who weren't prudent enough to walk thier bikes across the crosswalk, almost get clipped by a car. SPC is nearby and I see other students crossing here as well.
The cars that stop when the crosswalk strobe is activated also seem to be sitting ducks for possible accidents. Working from my home office, I have seen (and heard the screechng of) at least two occasions where an abiding car would stop so someone could cross the trail, only to be nearly rear-ended by the car behind them. The tire skid marks should still be there to serve as ample evidence of this.
There is signage forewarning drivers of the upcoming crosswalk, as well as posted speed limit signs. However, I think that this segment of 9th as well as 5th ave where the trail crosses, would highly benefit from digital radar-equipped speed limit signs to make it obvious for drivers to slow down, before someone gets seriously injured. It's just too easy for drivers to assume that this stretch of 9th is 40-45mph like the rest of the avenue crossing the city.
1410-1498 Farragut Drive North Saint Petersburg, FloridaMornings and afternoons cars that are in a hurry drop their children off and pick up in a non pick up area ... They travel down Farragut well over the speed limit posted in front of the school on 74th street ... As there are NO SPEED BUMpS here they park which ever way they want ... Also the grounds between both schools in the back haven't been mowed or cleaned in two months.