Crestmont Drive Clifton Park, New YorkOver years and years of having the Northcrest Neighborhood roads (specifically Crestmont Drive) repaved...we've lost our curbs. We would all really like to have them back. Can you tell me when this will happen?
128-136 West Circular Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAWest Circular Street is a very important route for cars, bikes and pedestrians because it connects downtown to West Side neighborhoods and the High School. Yet there are no lights on its entire length between Broadway and West Avenue apart from at those streets. Cars do not stop at the existing, somewhat sparse crosswalks (there is no enforcement) and sidewalks are in poor condition. Crossing and bicycling are both difficult and dangerous. Bike lanes are necessary for sure. Nearby Congress Ave (at West Ave) and Hamilton Street (between Ballston and Congress) have similar problems.· Reported by John T · Flag Flagged
23 Lamplighter Lane Saratoga Springs, New York
At every threeway junction along hathorn blvd there are three stop signs. Every street that runs into hathorn blvd should have a stop sign. Every other stop sign actually along hathorn itself should be removed. These signs are actually making people go faster through the area, causing dissent in the the residents, and lowering the sensitivity of everybody to traffic signs and signals. The argument can be made that the signs are for children but the fact is that a majority of people are running the signs anyway. So in reality they are ineffective and legally stop signs are not to be installed in attempt to control speed. The main reason for this is because engineering has found that in most cases this attempt actually causes people to go faster. The following parts are directly out of the federal guidelines for traffic signs.
"MUTCD GUIDANCE FOR STOP SIGN INSTALLATIONS
General Guidance for STOP Signs
In terms of general guidance, the MUTCD (§ 2B.05) states that STOP signs should be used if engineering judgment indicates that one or more of the following conditions exist:
● Intersection of a less important road with a main road where application of the normal right-of-way rule would not be expected to provide reasonable compliance with the law
● Street entering a through highway or street
● Unsignalized intersection in a signalized area
● High speeds, restricted view, or crash records indicate a need for control by the STOP sign
The MUTCD also states that STOP signs should not be used for speed control. This principle appears to be based on the results of several studies that have shown that when STOP signs have been installed for the purpose of controlling the speed of vehicles rather than to reduce the likelihood of vehicle conflicts at intersecting roads, the vehicle speeds between the sign installations typically increase over what they were prior to the signs being erected.
In addition, the MUTCD states that:
● STOP signs should be installed in a manner that minimizes the numbers of vehicles having to stop. At intersections where a full stop is not necessary at all times, consideration should be given to using less restrictive measures such as YIELD signs.
● Once a decision has been made to install two-way stop control, the decision regarding the appropriate street to stop should be made based on engineering judgment. In most cases, the street carrying the lowest volume of traffic should be stopped.
● A STOP sign should not be installed on the major street unless justified by a traffic engineering study.
The MUTCD lists several considerations that might influence the decision regarding the appropriate street upon which to install a STOP sign where two streets with relatively equal traffic volumes and/or characteristics intersect. These include:
● Stopping the direction that conflicts the most with established pedestrian crossing activity or school walking routes
● Stopping the direction that has obscured vision, dips, or bumps that already require drivers to use lower operating speeds
● Stopping the direction that has the longest distance of uninterrupted flow approaching the intersection
1645-1671 New York 146 Rexford, NY 12148, USAThis intersection, specifically, the condition of the pavement, is inexcusable. Years of neglect, temporary patches on top of temporary patches, a road resurfacing with a "bump" when heading east or west into Glenville/Clifton Park. Please, at the very least, re-surface the entire intersection.· Reported by Mike Venditti · Flag Flagged
1679 State Highway 146 Rexford, NY 12148, USAThere is a pothole (tire-eater!) heading South over the bridge right as you get on. Please fix this! Someone's tire is going to blow during rush hour and we'll all be backed up for hours!· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged