Dear Transportation Commissioners,
I am writing in regards to item 5-B on the November 18th Transportation Commission agenda. I am disappointed to see that Sixth and Central Avenue is not planned to have a Rectangular Rapid Fire Beacon. According to the City’s own records, there have been four pedestrian injuries at this intersection. Yet, Rectangular Rapid Fire Beacons will be installed at intersections that have had no pedestrian injuries. There was just another injury accident last week. A motorist rear-ended another motorist who had stopped for a pedestrian at this intersection. If a Rectangular Rapid Fire Beacon is not be installed at this intersection, please explain why. There is a church, school and daycare center on Sixth Street near Central. Many pedestrians cross Central at Sixth. The number of pedestrian injuries at this intersection should send a strong message as to the need for a beacon. It would also help to protect motorists and bicyclists from rear-end collisions as occurred last week. Please install a safety beacon at Central and Sixth.
A. General Traffic Calming
A. Request to Install RRFB