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  • Waldo Road Greenway-Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Gainesville Florida - Gainesville
    There is a trash can dedicated to pet waste collection on the CRA Depot Ave-Downtown Connector rail trail that runs between Campus View and Wildflower apartments, just east of the Helyx (DNA) Bridge. The waste is overflowing onto the ground, due to the trash not being emptied for weeks. It's great that people are doing the right thing and cleaning up after their dogs, but some entity needs to regularly collect the bagged dog poo. I believe this is the CRA's domain. Hope someone can clean up the mess soon.
  • Other Archived
    Sw 13th St And Sr 24 Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    Shands/UF has begun using its new Heart Health/Vascular Hospital. A portion of the Kermit Sigmon Trail was torn up back when the construction started, and cyclists and pedestrians have been shunted to the narrow pedestrian sidewalk next to Archer Road. When will the Kermit Sigmon Rail Trail be rebuilt?
  • Sidewalk Archived
    1401 Sw Archer Road Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    The is a significant upheaval of the sidewalk on the south side of Archer Road between the DNA (Helyx) Bridge and Shands/UF Neurosurgery Hospital. The sidewalk defect presents a danger to pedestrians and cyclists, and it's doubtful anyone in a wheelchair could even pass, given the degree of damage to the concrete surface. This has been present for almost 2 weeks. A barricade is present with signage directing citizens to go around, but nothing has been done to repair this dangerous sidewalk as of yet. This also raises a second question: when will the Kermit Sigmon Trail be restored in front of Shands, now that building construction is completed for the new megahospital?
  • Other Archived
    2523 Northwest 6th Street Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    There is a dead black cat in the southbound travel lane on NW 6th ST near approximately NW 26th AVE (just north of the intersection at NW 23rd AVE). I hope it can be removed before cars run the poor thing over.
  • 1624 Nw 6th St Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    Water is leaking/seeping from beneath the grass along the curb in front of this vacant building (former law firm office). Water is visibly pooling in the gutter pan and running into the nearby stormwater drain.
  • 1600 Sw Archer Road gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    I propose that all directions of traffic on SW Archer Rd at the intersections in front of UF/Shands, the Cancer Center, and the still-under-construction Neurosurgery hospital all be banned from making right turns on red, as well as making left turns any time the pedestrian walk light is active. The Kermit Sigmon Trail directs cyclists to ride against the flow or traffic (while riding westbound), and all pedestrians and cyclists are constantly in danger of being struck by careless motorists turning right on red (or left while left turns are currently allowed even when the walk light is active). These are some of the most dangerous crosswalks in Gainesville, plus they are among the most heavily-used by pedestrians and cyclists. There is ZERO enforcement of running red lights and generally violating pedestrians' right of way here. It will only get worse once the Neuro hospital opens. I hope this can be taken under serious consideration.
  • Nw 6th St & Nw 8th Ave Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    I am submitting this concern again, because the problem has not been corrected. The detector in the southbound left turn lane (turning left from 6th ST onto 8th AVE past GPD) still does not detect the presence of a cyclist in the turn lane, and does not give a protected green left turn arrow, but instead goes to a flashing yellow arrow. This detector used to work. It does not now. My bicycle is constructed of steel, not carbon fiber, bamboo, or some other material that is not metallic. The detector used to sense its presence and I used to get the protected turn arrow. Now it does not. Please revisit this issue and do what is needed to give me and other cyclists (and the cars stacked up behind us in the left turn lane) back the ability to make a protected left turn at this busy intersection.
  • E. University Ave At E. 1st St Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    When waiting in the left turn lane from E. University onto E. 1st ST, while facing east, waiting to turn north in front of the clock tower, the detector in the left turn lane does not pick up the presence of a bicyclist. The green left turn arrow is not activated, just a flashing yellow arrow. There is often significant traffic backed up east of this traffic signal, made worse by the nearby signal at Main ST, and leads to delays making a left turn. This signal detects the presence of a car waiting to turn left, and needs to be adjusted so that bicyclists are extended the same opportunity to make a protected left turn.
  • Nw 6th St At Nw 8th Ave Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    While waiting at the red light in the left turn lane of southbound NW 6th ST, waiting to make a left turn past the GPD building, the detector does not pick up the presence of a cyclist in the turn lane, and does not give a green left turn arrow, but instead goes to a flashing yellow arrow. This turn lane formerly detected bicyclists waiting to make a left turn, but seems to be malfunctioning now.
  • University Ave At W. 3rd St Gainesville, Florida - Gainesville
    Traffic signal at this intersection is once again failing to detect the presence of a bicyclist waiting at the light, traveling in the southbound direction. It has been taking several minutes for this light to change, even when there is little to no east-west traffic on University Ave, for the past couple of weeks. Meanwhile the east-west walk light cycles, over and over, with no pedestrians around. Please have a technician adjust the sensitivity of the detector at this intersection so that it once again works properly, as it used to.